$250K Damage Cap Constitutional: Ohio Top Court

Law360, New York (October 2, 2009, 4:26 PM EDT) -- The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday upheld as constitutional a state law that puts a $250,000 cap on the amount of noneconomic damages an injured party may recover from a city or other political subdivision of the state in a civil lawsuit.

The 5-2 majority opinion, authored by Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer, reversed a decision of the state's 8th District Court of Appeals but drew a sharp dissent from one justice.

The case stems from a lawsuit filed by Donald Krieger and Clifton Oliver, of...
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