Bills Advance Creating Civil Actions for Gender-Motivated Violence, Stalking

, New Jersey Law Journal


The Assembly Judiciary Committee recommends passage of bills that would allow damage suits by those who have become victims of crime based on their sex or who have been stalked.

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  • Dadzrites

    There are too many false allegations of domestic (or gender-motivated) violence going on. Some say that 75% of all domestic violence reports (not convictions) are false. Does the "victim" of false allegations (the male in 80% of the cases) get the right to sue the party making false allegations on the basis of gender?

    If this law does pass the Legislature at any time (if a Senate bill is proposed), it would bog down the court system when it comes to domestic violence complaints because every defendant will now demand a trial by jury in the domestic violence case, as well as the civil action.

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