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Breaking: Fifth Circuit upholds Mississippi damages caps

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Plaintiffs had challenged the constitutionality of Mississippi's $1M cap on non-economic damages; the Fifth Circuit rejected the challenge in the long-awaited Learmouth v. Sears. More from Beck. Earlier. With this cloud removed from the cap, Mississippi residents and doctors should start seeing lower insurance rates, as insurers previously had to reserve for the possibility that the caps would disappear.

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