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Kansas Supreme Court strikes down cap in injury cases


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the state's cap on damages for noneconomic injuries in personal injury lawsuits is unconstitutional.

The court ruled 4-2 that capping damages an injured person is able to recover in a lawsuit violates that person's right to a jury trial. The decision does not apply to wrongful death cases or to punitive damages, which are rare in Kansas.

Opponents of the damages caps say they limit the ability to recover compensation after a jury has ruled for the plaintiff. Supporters say damages caps hold down insurance costs for the publ...

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