April 24, 2019 / 10:03 PM / 4 months ago

Oklahoma's top court strikes down noneconomic damages cap

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has struck down as unconstitutional a state law that capped at $350,000 the amount that a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit could recover in noneconomic damages for pain and suffering.

The court ruled on Tuesday by a 5-3 vote that a tort reform law Oklahoma’s Republican-controlled legislature passed in 2011 violated the state’s Constitution by limiting damages only for people who survive injuries and not in cases resulting in death.

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