$500K Gov't Damages Cap Unconstitutional, Pa. Justices Told

Law360, Philadelphia (March 3, 2014, 5:54 PM EST) -- A woman who lost a leg in an accident involving a school bus told the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday that a statutory cap on governmental damages that trimmed her $14 million jury award down to $500,000 violated her equal protection rights under the state and federal constitutions.

Ashley Zauflik, who lost her legs after she was struck in January 2007 by a bus owned and operated by a suburban Philadelphia school district, told the justices that reducing her $14 million damage award by 96 percent...
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