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Damages for excessive detention.

Any individual who knowingly, willfully or through gross negligence violates the provisions of this chapter by detaining a person for more than the allowable number of days shall be liable to the person detained in civil damages. It shall not be a prerequisite to an action under this section that the plaintiff shall have suffered or be threatened with special, as contrasted with general damages.


FindingsIntentEffective date2018 c 201: See notes following RCW 41.05.018.
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