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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

OH: Bill to Lift Noneconomic Damages Cap in Rape Cases

In 2016, an Ohio Supreme Court ruling threw out a $3.6M jury award to a woman who had been raped by her pastor at the age of 15.  The court reduced the award to around $385,000 based on a noneconomic damages cap.  Proposed legislation would exempt rape victims from the cap.  A similar effort failed right after the 2016 ruling.  Surely exempting rape from the cap is the decent thing to do.  The Washington Times has details.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2020/02/oh-bill-to-lift-noneconomic-damages-cap-in-rape-cases.html

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