Fifth Circuit asks for briefs related to non-economic damages cap

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has asked attorneys involved in a personal injury lawsuit that brought into question the constitutionality of Mississippi’s $1 million cap on non-economic damages to re-brief the issue.

The cap was a large part of the state’s tort reform in 2004.

The order the appeals court entered Friday comes on the heels of the Mississippi Supreme Court refusing to decide the cap’s constitutionality over the summer.

Mississippi Business Journal
10/8/12