Supreme Court’s removal of monetary cap on jury awards drives political unease

Enerpipe truck driver Jimmy Harris couldn’t have anticipated the full legal ramification of negligently rear-ending a vehicle in Wichita during 2010 and injuring passenger Diana Hilburn, who had undergone back surgery nine days earlier.Hilburn required a second surgery and suffered chronic pain that led to a lawsuit against the pipeline company. A Sedgwick County jury awarded her $301,000 in noneconomic damages for pain, suffering and mental anguish. A district court judge, following […]

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