2017 Nebraska Revised Statutes
Chapter 28 - CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
28-3,109 Action for damages; action for injunctive relief; attorney's fees.

Universal Citation: NE Code § 28-3,109 (2017)

28-3,109.

Action for damages; action for injunctive relief; attorney's fees.

(1) Any woman upon whom an abortion has been performed in violation of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act or the father of the unborn child who was the subject of such an abortion may maintain an action against the person who performed the abortion in an intentional or a reckless violation of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act for actual damages. Any woman upon whom an abortion has been attempted in violation of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act may maintain an action against the person who attempted to perform the abortion in an intentional or a reckless violation of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act for actual damages.

(2) A cause of action for injunctive relief against any person who has intentionally violated the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act may be maintained by the woman upon whom an abortion was performed or attempted to be performed in violation of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, by any person who is the spouse, parent, sibling, or guardian of, or a current or former licensed health care provider of, the woman upon whom an abortion has been performed or attempted to be performed in violation of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, by a county attorney with appropriate jurisdiction, or by the Attorney General. The injunction shall prevent the abortion provider from performing further abortions in violation of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in this state.

(3) If judgment is rendered in favor of the plaintiff in an action described in this section, the court shall also render judgment for reasonable attorney's fees in favor of the plaintiff against the defendant.

(4) If judgment is rendered in favor of the defendant and the court finds that the plaintiff's suit was frivolous and brought in bad faith, the court shall also render judgment for reasonable attorney's fees in favor of the defendant against the plaintiff.

(5) No damages or attorney's fees may be assessed against the woman upon whom an abortion was performed or attempted to be performed except as provided in subsection (4) of this section.

Source

  • Laws 2010, LB1103, ยง 8.

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