Ohio supreme court rules on pain and suffering damages.
In one of its challenged provisions, the law caps awards at $250,000 or three times the amount of economic damages, whichever is greater, up to an absolute limit of $350,000. The exception is when a plaintiff suffers permanent disability or loss of a limb or bodily organ system. In another, the law prohibits awards for punitive damages exceeding two times the amount of the compensatory damages awarded.
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|Date:||Jan 7, 2008|
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