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Local House lawmakers target caps in tort actions resulting from violent crimes

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

A pair of Columbus area state lawmakers want to remove caps on certain damages for victims of some of the most violent crimes.

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Date Published: February 14, 2017

 

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