• Current through October 23, 2012

On the death of a person in whose favor or against whom a right of action has accrued for any cause prior to his death, the right of action, for all such cases, survives in favor of or against the legal representative of the deceased.

(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 509, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1; Aug. 2, 1978, D.C. Law 2-95, § 2, 25 DCR 1270.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 12-101.

1973 Ed., § 12-101.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 2-95, the "District of Columbia General Survival of Tort Act," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 2-52, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on April 18, 1978 and May 2, 1978, respectively. There being no action by the Mayor, it was assigned Act No. 2-199 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.

Miscellaneous Notes

Section 24 of D.C. Law 15-354 provides that Title 12 is designated Title 12 of the District of Columbia Official Code.