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LAWSUITS AND DAMAGES IN NEED OF RESTRAINT

The U.S. House of Representatives has introduced a bill that will help protect all of us from frivolous lawsuits and outrageous damage awards.

The bill would limit punitive damage awards to three times a person's economic damages or $250,000, whichever is greater, in all cases. To me, that makes good sense.

I know punitive damages are an important way to punish guilty people for misconduct. But there's a real problem today when people use our legal system to get rich.

RICHARD K. WIEGAND
Buffalo

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