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5th Circuit Upholds Damage Caps

Maybe in a generation or two we’ll get some jurists who are hostile to placing handcuffs on the courts.

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court has upheld Mississippi's $1 million cap on what people can recover for pain and suffering in a case with direct bearing on pharmaceutical product liability and medical malpractice cases.

A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans rejected a challenge brought by Lisa Learmonth, a woman injured in a car wreck who said the $1 million cap was unconstitutional and violated her right to a jury trial.

Source: Appeals court upholds Mississippi damages cap for personal injury cases