Nevada government entities oppose bill raising cap on damages

By: AP
By: AP

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Representatives of several state and
local government entities in Nevada have lined up against a bill to
double the amount they'd have to pay if someone successfully sued
them.
The measure increases a cap on such awards from 50-thousand
dollars to 100-thousand dollars. The cap has not been raised since
1979.
Senator Terry Care says the bill is an attempt to restore
fairness in cases where a government agency has harmed someone.
Representatives of state hospitals and universities, schools,
cities and counties say the bill would have a real financial impact
on them.
The bill passed the Senate earlier this month on a 14-7 vote.

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