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AG Slatery Responds to TN Supreme Court Opinion Upholding Non-Economic Damages Cap

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 10:20am

“We are obviously pleased; a lot of hard work went into drafting and passing this statute that has been so helpful in giving businesses some certainty and yet another reason to bring jobs to Tennessee. Successful plaintiffs still get 100% of their economic damages like lost wages and medical expenses. The caps address the subjectivity, risk, uncertainty, and inconsistency associated with awards of noneconomic damages like pain and suffering.

We also appreciated Federal Judge Eli Richardson taking the reasonable and wise step of certifying the issue to our highest state court for its interpretation and guidance. When the Tennessee Constitution is at issue, it is the Tennessee Supreme Court who should have the final say.”

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Press Release #20-06:  AG Slatery Responds to TN Supreme Court Opinion Upholding Non-Economic Damages Cap