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House Passes Bill to Limit Medical Malpractice Awards
Janelle Carter -- The Associated Press -- 03-14-2003
Responding to doctors' complaints about soaring insurance costs, Republicans pushed through legislation to limit jury awards in malpractice cases. By a 229-196 vote, the House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would cap noneconomic damages, such as compensation for loss of a limb or sight, at $250,000. The bill faces an uncertain future in the Senate.
N.Y. State Senators Continue Push for Tort Reform
John Caher -- New York Law Journal -- 03-12-2003
Texas Amendment May Open Door for Caps in Civil Actions
Mary Alice Robbins -- Texas Lawyer -- 02-28-2003