Sunday, December 20, 2009
Lawsuit to test Mississippi tort reform
The TortsProf Blog is reporting on a case before the Mississippi Supreme Court that challenges the cap on non-economic damages imposed by a tort reform statute. In the case, a jury awarded actual damages to cover things like medical costs and additional non-economic damages with the total coming to about $4 million. The judge, however, lowered the non-economic damages to $1 million, which is the cap put into law by the Mississippi Legislature in 2004. The plaintiff is now challenging the constitutionality of the limit. Go here for more on the story. Thanks to the TortsProf Blog for the information and link.