ND High Court Backs School Districts' Damages Limits
By John Petrick (March 20, 2018, 6:52 PM EDT) -- The North Dakota Supreme Court on Monday upheld a challenge to statutory damage caps for tort claims within certain sparsely attended public school districts, like one in January 2015 that was tragically tested when a school bus and train collided.
The accident, which killed one student and left nine others seriously injured, led to the victims' parents filing suit over the school district's aggregate statutory cap on liability of $250,000 per person and $500,000 total for three or more people in any single occurrence.
The parents argued that the caps that applied to "political subdivisions" — or governmental units such as...
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