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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Environmental nuisance actions. Specifies that a civil action brought for monetary or injunctive relief due to the discharge of a contaminant in substantial compliance with a permit issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the Indiana department of environmental management (IDEM) may be brought only as a nuisance action. Defines "stigma damages" and specifies that in a nuisance action brought in connection with a discharge that substantially complies with an EPA or IDEM permit, the plaintiff: (1) must establish certain damages by clear and convincing evidence; and (2) is not entitled to stigma damages. Environmental nuisance actions. Specifies that a civil action brought for monetary or injunctive relief due to the discharge of a contaminant in substantial compliance with a permit issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the Indiana department of environmental management (IDEM) may be brought only as a nuisance action. Defines "stigma damages" and specifies that in a nuisance action brought in connection with a discharge that substantially complies with an EPA or IDEM permit, the plaintiff: (1) must establish certain damages by clear and convincing evidence; and (2) is not entitled to stigma damages.