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Old June 18, 2009, 05:05 AM   #1
DougO83
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Protection from Civil Suits?

Ok, my google-fu is rather weak and I did not happen across a thread that answers my question directly. In an SD scenario, even if cleared of any wrongdoing, a shooter can still be held liable in civil court. Because, of course, the BG was getting his/her life together and was a great kid who would never do the horrible things that he/she has been accused of, yada yada yada. Is there any statute that allows immunity for the shooter in this case? I have heard that some states do have a provision that basically states that the shooter who is cleared of criminal wrongdoing is shielded from civil backlash. I am specifically interested in Texas.

ETA: If you have a link to the statute, that would be great. I am coming up with a bunch of nothing useful on teh interwebz so far...


Thanks!
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