Ky. bill would allow caps on damages; state chamber glad to see "true legal liability reform" getting a shot

February 9, 2018 By John Breslin
Legal NewsLine

Kentucky's business community has welcomed a bill that may lead to a change in the constitution that would allow the General Assembly to cap damages in personal injury lawsuits.

Senate Bill 2, filed by state Sen. Ralph Alvarado, would allow the General Assembly to establish limits on damages awarded by juries if an amendment to the constitution is ratified that is ratified by voters.

Republicans Alvarado and co-sponsor Sen. Rick Girdler did not return requests for comment from Legal Newsline.

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