Mississippi governor expected to sign liability reform bill

Share this content:

Mississippi lawmakers have sent a general liability reform bill to Gov. Haley Barbour. The measure would keep a $500,000 cap on non-economic damages.

Without the new measure, the limit would gradually rise, peaking at $1 million in 10 years. Providers support the new legislation, which would take effect Sept. 1.

A spokesman for Barbour said the governor was expected to sign the measure into law soon, according to a report from the Bureau of National Affairs.