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Court wants more information in tort cap cases

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 non-economic damages and economic damages. ...

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Federal appeals panel questions damages cap

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 and Sears and Roebuck Co. ...

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