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Action by person committing a felonyDefenseActions under 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983.

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It is a complete defense to any action for damages for personal injury or wrongful death that the person injured or killed was engaged in the commission of a felony at the time of the occurrence causing the injury or death and the felony was a proximate cause of the injury or death. However, nothing in this section shall affect a right of action under 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983.


PreambleReport to legislatureApplicabilitySeverability1986 c 305: See notes following RCW 4.16.160.
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