Posts Tagged ‘non-economic damages’

Court wants more information in tort cap cases

by Associated Press Published: October 17,2011

Tags: courts, economic damages, judicial, judiciary, law, lawsuits, non-economic damages, state law, tort, tort reform

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has asked attorneys for more information as it considers whether the state’s limitation on damages in civil cases is constitutional. In an order last month, the court asked attorneys for Sears, Roebuck and Co., and for plaintiff Lisa Learmonth to explain why a Mississippi jury failed to distinguish between […] [...]

Federal appeals panel questions damages cap

by Associated Press Published: January 24,2011

Tags: courts, non-economic damages, tort reform

JACKSON — A federal appeals panel is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court if state law that limits non-economic damages to $1 million in civil cases is constitutional. The question from a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, dated Jan. 19, came in lawsuit filed over a traffic accident involving Lisa Learmonth […] [...]

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