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Attorney who argued against damages cap in Mississippi loses identical case in West Virginia

A lawyer friend of Magnolia Marketplace just passed along a ruling from the West Virginia Supreme Court, in which the justices found that the state’s cap on compensatory damages for noneconomic losses was constitutional.

Like it would in Mississippi, the decision represents a major victory for the business community in West Virginia. What’s most interesting to Mississippi stakeholders, though, is that one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs, who argued against the cap, is Robert Peck. If that name sounds familiar, it should. Peck was in Mississippi last week to argue against the state’s $1 million noneconomic damages cap before our supreme court. He used a lot of the same argument in West Virginia as he did here.

The ruling can be found here.

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