Government Lawsuits

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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