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.