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NC Personal Injury Punitive Damages Endangered By Tort Reform

NC Personal Injury Punitive Damages Under Attack

NC Personal injury punitive damages are under attack by a vast array of business lobbying groups including the American Tort Reform Association, the Cato Institute, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. These organizations lobby state and federal law makers for the restriction and/or elimination of NC personal injury punitive damages. Backed by the money that big business generates, these lobbyists can have huge influence in elections. Partly in response to these pressures, in 2011 North Carolina amended its personal injury punitive damage statutes to further restrict the types of cases which would qualify for these types of injuries.

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