Louisiana on the right track: Court rules damage caps unconstitutional
In a much anticipated ruling, a Louisiana court ruled today in Arrington v. Lake Area Medical Center that medical malpractice damage caps in that state are a violation of the state constitution. The case has been through the system once already, and now will go directly to the Louisiana Supreme Court. Let's hope they do the right thing. The time has come for real justice, not thumb-on-the-scale justice where the privileged and powerful have cozier, more comfortable seats in the courtroom. "Equal Justice Under Law," is the inscription high above the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. Let's get back to that principle, once and for all. For a copy of the opinion, click here.