RCW 71.05.510

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.
[ 2018 c 201 § 3022; 1974 ex.s. c 145 § 30; 1973 1st ex.s. c 142 § 56.]


FindingsIntentEffective date2018 c 201: See notes following RCW 41.05.018.