Alaska Civil Liability Initiative, Measure 2 (1988)

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The Alaska Civil Liability Initiative, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 8, 1988 ballot in Alaska as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure made "each party liable only for damages equal to his or her share of fault" in civil liability lawsuits.[1]

Election results

Alaska Measure 2 (1988)
Approveda Yes 138,511 71.87%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Ballot Measure No. 2
Initiative No. 87TOR2
Relating to Civil Liability

This initiative changes the way damages can be collected from parties to lawsuits who share fault for injury to persons or property. The law now says that a party more than half responsible could be liable for the total judgment. Parties may collect from each other, amounts paid over their share. Parties less than half responsible pay only up to twice their fault.

The initiative would make each party liable only for damages equal to his or her share of fault, and repeal the law concerning reimbursement from other parties.

Shall this initiative become law?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 ICPSR, "Referenda and Primary Election Materials," accessed January 29, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.