Miss. Damages Cap Battle Could Undo Reforms

Law360, New York (March 23, 2011, 1:54 PM EDT) -- The constitutional battle in the Mississippi Supreme Court over a $1 million cap on noneconomic damages could undermine major reforms in the state that was once known as a “judicial hellhole” if its justices overturn the law, experts say.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit asked the Mississippi Supreme Court in January to determine whether the 2004 damages cap violates the state's constitution, seeking to determine the non-economic damages owed to a woman seriously injured in an accident with a Sears Roebuck &...
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