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Did the Mississippi Legislature Violate the Constitution When it Capped Non-Economic Damages?

Posted by Ross Webster on February 14th, 2011

After years of contentious debate and strong opposition from trial lawyers, the Mississippi Legislature capped non-economic damages that a jury could award a plaintiff for pain and suffering.  Now, the Mississippi Supreme Court could rule on the constitutionality of the current law.  This is a decision that plaintiff’s lawyers throughout Mississippi and elsewhere are following intensely.

Topics: tort reform, personal injury, non-economic damages, pain and suffering