The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a law allowing either side in personal injury lawsuits to request separate trials for damages meant to compensate victims and those meant to punish a company.
Lawmakers enacted the two-trial system as part of sweeping 2005 changes to how such lawsuits are conducted in Ohio that included controversial limits on the size of awards.
The court ruled 5-2 Wednesday that the law was constitutional and did not violate the separation of powers.
Full version of this afternoon's debate featuring Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice candidates Eric Brown and Maureen O'Connor.
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