Can a press release be Kansas legal precedent?


It may be the most talked-about press release in Kansas jurisprudence.

Earlier this year when the Kansas Supreme Court threw out the cap on noneconomic damages for personal injury lawsuits, it sent out a press release that the legal community is still trying to understand.

The press release said matter-of-factly that the court's decision did not cover medical malpractice lawsuits.

But is that really the case and is a press release the best way to understand the court's opinion?

Lawmakers grappled with . . .


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