Five months after hearing oral arguments debating the constitutionality of Georgia’s $250,000 cap on noneconomic punitive damages, the Supreme Court of Georgia has ruled the statutory cap does not violate the separation of powers or equal protection guarantees in the Georgia Constitution.”

The ruling, which affirms a Cobb County State Court judge’s application of the statute that capped a jury’s award of $50 million in punitive damages in the underlying case of Taylor, Exr. v. The Devereux Foundation Inc. et al., has garnered mixed reviews from counsel and justices.

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