During Supreme Court of Georgia oral arguments on Wednesday, attorneys challenged the constitutionality of statutory caps on noneconomic damages in the appeals and cross appeals of Taylor, Exr. v. The Devereux Foundation Inc. et al. and Gwinnett Operations LLC et al. v. Michelle McKinney, Administrator.
October 06, 2022 at 12:05 PM
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What You Need to Know
- Supreme Court of Georgia hears oral arguments in two cases challenging the constitutionality of the state’s $250,000 cap on noneconomic punitive damages.
- Opposing counsel in either case challenge motions for directed verdict denied by Cobb and Gwinnett county state court trial judges.
- The outcome of the high court appeals will determine payment of the $50 million and $15.3 million punitive damage jury verdicts awarded in Taylor, Exr. v. The Devereux Foundation, Inc. et al. and Gwinnett Operations LLC et al. v. Michelle McKinney, Administrator, respectively.
The Supreme Court of Georgia on Wednesday heard oral arguments in two cases centered around the constitutionality of the state’s $250,000 cap on punitive damages.
In the appeals and counterclaims brought in both Taylor, Exr. v. The Devereux Foundation, Inc. et al. and Gwinnett Operations LLC et al. v. Michelle McKinney, Administrator, attorneys disputed whether statutory caps on noneconomic damages for medical malpractice and tort claims violated the state Constitution.
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