A.G. responds to ruling striking down damages cap


(Updated to insert comments from attorney general, House speaker and Kansas chamber)

A divided Kansas Supreme Court on Friday struck down the state's cap on noneconomic damages in personal injury lawsuits, saying it violated the state constitution.

The court ruled 4-2 that the $325,000 cap violates the right to trial by jury set out in the Kansas Constitution's Bill of Rights.

The court found that a cap imposed by the Legislature supersedes a jury's ability to make an award . . .


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