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