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Posted 5 years ago in Jury Awards Uncategorized by Courtney Sherwood  
Mississippi Tort Cap Overturned — For Now

The mother of a boy who died of smoke inhalation in an apartment building lacking adequate fire detection may be able to collect $6 million from the complex’s owners, despite Mississippi lawsuit caps, following to a recent ruling in that state. The decision is almost certain to be affected by a pending state Supreme Court case, however, and could also be appealed to that court. In his 14-page ruling, Coahoma County Circuit Judge Charles Webster said that Mississippi’s cap on …

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