California Health and Safety Code Division 10.2 - Drug Dealer Liability Act

  • Section 11700.
    This division shall be known and may be cited as the Drug Dealer Liability Act.(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 867, Sec. 1. Effective January 1,
  • Section 11701.
    The purpose of this division is to provide a civil remedy for damages to persons in a community injured as a result of the use...
  • Section 11702.
    The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:(a) Although the criminal justice system is an important weapon against the marketing of illegal controlled substances,...
  • Section 11703.
    As used in this division:(a) Marketing of illegal controlled substances means the possession for sale, sale, or distribution of a specified illegal controlled substance, and...
  • Section 11704.
    (a) A person who knowingly participates in the marketing of illegal controlled substances within this state is liable for civil damages as provided in this...
  • Section 11705.
    (a) Any one or more of the following persons may bring an action for damages caused by an individual s use of an illegal controlled...
  • Section 11706.
    (a) An individual user of an illegal controlled substance may not bring an action for damages caused by the use of an illegal controlled substance,...
  • Section 11707.
    (a) A third party shall not pay damages awarded under this division, or provide a defense or money for a defense, on behalf of an...
  • Section 11708.
    A person, whose participation in the marketing of illegal controlled substances constitutes the following level offense, shall be rebuttably presumed to be responsible in the...
  • Section 11709.
    (a) Two or more persons may join in one action under this division as plaintiffs if their respective actions have at least one market for...
  • Section 11710.
    (a) An action by an individual user of an illegal controlled substance is governed by the principles of comparative responsibility. Comparative responsibility attributed to the...
  • Section 11711.
    A person subject to liability under this division has a right of action for contribution against another person subject to liability under this division. Contribution...
  • Section 11712.
    (a) Proof of liability in an action brought under this division shall be shown by clear and convincing evidence. Except as otherwise provided in this...
  • Section 11713.
    (a) A plaintiff under this division, subject to subdivision (c), may request an ex parte prejudgment attachment order from the court against all assets of...
  • Section 11714.
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a claim under this division shall not be brought more than one year after the defendant furnishes...
  • Section 11715.
    On motion by a governmental agency involved in an investigation or prosecution involving an illegal controlled substance, an action brought under this division shall be...
  • Section 11716.
    No cause of action shall arise based on any act by a defendant which occurred prior to the effective date of this division.(Added by Stats....
  • Section 11717.
    If any provision of this division or the application of any provision to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of this division...

Last modified: September 9, 2016