JACKSON — A civil lawsuit is being characterized as a test of Mississippi’s tort reform laws.
Ronnie Lee Lymas sued Double Quick Inc. after he was shot while leaving a store, claiming the company didn’t ensure his safety.
A jury awarded Lymas damages to cover medical costs and an additional $3 million in non-economic damages, for such things as pain and suffering.
The judge lowered the non-economic damages to $1 million, the cap put into law by the Mississippi Legislature.
Lymas’ attorneys are challenging the constitutionality of the limit.
Barbour filed a motion this week that said overriding the limit would hurt the state, businesses and medical providers.
The Associated Press