Noneconomic Damages Reform: HB 20 (1995).
Limits noneconomic damages to $500,000. The reform violates the State
Limits noneconomic damages to $500,000. The reform violates the State Constitutional prohibition against special legislation and separation of powers provision of the State Constitution. Best v. Taylor Machine Works, Inc., 689 N.E.2d 1057 (Ill. 1997).
This op-ed was originally published by Agri-Pulse. Mass tort litigation has become a multi-billion-dollar industry for trial lawyers over the past several decades as they’ve targeted everything from tobacco and […]
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