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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

MD: Latest State to Consider Constitutionality of Governmental Damages Cap

On Friday, I reported that Indiana's intermediate appellate court upheld its governmental damages cap from a constitutional challenge.  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court reached a similar conclusion in November.  Maryland is the latest state to consider the issue; last Monday, the Maryland Court of Appeals heard arguments over the state's $400,000 cap.  If the court joins Indiana and Pennsylvania in affirming the constitutionality of the cap, the legislature should consider an insurance waiver to the governmental immunity cap, similar to the one in place in Delaware.  The Baltimore Sun has the story.  

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