Reforming Unlimited Liability Awards in Miss. NPR's David Molpus reports that Mississippi has become a battlefield of lawsuits against business - a scene that has trial lawyers flocking to the state, while frustrated lawmakers wrestle over reforming liability laws prone to big jury awards. But critics say the proposed reforms swing too far in the other direction by letting big businesses escape with impunity. Meanwhile, leery businesses keeping their distance from Mississippi deprive the state of big investments and thousands of jobs. The debate has even managed to divide Mississippi's congress.
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Reforming Unlimited Liability Awards in Miss.

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Reforming Unlimited Liability Awards in Miss.

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NPR's David Molpus reports that Mississippi has become a battlefield of lawsuits against business - a scene that has trial lawyers flocking to the state, while frustrated lawmakers wrestle over reforming liability laws prone to big jury awards. But critics say the proposed reforms swing too far in the other direction by letting big businesses escape with impunity. Meanwhile, leery businesses keeping their distance from Mississippi deprive the state of big investments and thousands of jobs. The debate has even managed to divide Mississippi's congress.