TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Mar 9, 2015

Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge W. Neil Thomas ruled today that the state of Tennessee does not have a constitutional right to limit noneconomic damages in personal injury lawsuits. A 2011 state law supported by Gov. Bill Haslam, most Republicans and the business community capped “pain and suffering” damages at $750,000. Thomas’ ruling kicks off “another chapter in the complicated and long-running fight over tort reform,” the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.