Friday, August 3, 2018
For several years, there has been a saga in Arkansas to get a tort reform measure on the ballot. The measure would cap non-economic damages, punitive damages, and attorneys' fees. Last month, I reported on the most-recent event, a former judge sued to block the measure on the basis that it unconstitutionally combines several proposals and also violates separation of powers. On Tuesday, a judge refused to grant a preliminary injunction because the plaintiff-former judge could not demonstrate irreparable injury if the ballot went forward. The case remains to be decided on the merits. The Times Record has the story.