Governor’s Caps on Damages Bill Goes Too Far

Bill HaslamThe Tennessean editorial department comes out against Gov. Haslam’s bill to cap damages. Favorite bits:

  • “Nursing home patients and their families will have to exercise personal responsibility, but what about nursing home operators, if they can easily afford any judgment against them for improper or inadequate care?
  • “…the number of Tennessee nursing homes that receive poor ratings for quality of care remains among the nation’s highest.”
  • and “…juries in Tennessee…do not have a history of granting excessive awards…”

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  1. […] op-ed, Tennessee State Senator and attorney Mike Faulk explains why caps on damages (like those proposed in Governor Bill Haslam’s legislative package) are antithetical to our system of justice: The […]



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