Judge considers arguments in damage cap lawsuit
by Associated Press
Published: August 30,2012
NEW ORLEANS — Each side in a Mississippi tort case has urged a federal appeals court to decide in its favor.
The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled last week it does not have enough information to decide whether the state’s limit on noneconomic damages — as applied to a federal lawsuit — is constitutional.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is considering an appeal of a damage award against Sears, Roebuck and Co. The 5th Circuit has not ruled in the case.
Lisa Learmonth sued Sears after an accident near Philadelphia, Miss., in 2005.
Learmonth wants the 5th Circuit to uphold a federal jury award of $4 million. Sears wants noneconomic damages held to $1 million as ordered by a federal judge.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Chris McDaniel gets a thank you note from Travis Childers
- Senate passes teacher pay raise legislation
- Lawmakers debating alternative to Medicaid expansion
- Pickering collects more money from failed beef plant project
- The First acquiring Alabama bank in cash/stock deal
- Todd Smith's Spin Cycle — Not milk! It’s end of era for milk industry’s iconic ‘Got Milk?’ campaign
- States settle with manufacturers in DRAM price-fixing case
- District at Eastover takes shape with financing in place, tenant signings under way
- MBJ's Businesswoman of the Year never expected her career to take this path
- Mississippi ag aviation plays a critical role in production and profitability