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Stewart says Governors latest bill goes too far
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A bill that caps damages that can be awarded in a lawsuit for pain and suffering goes too far, according to state Sen. Eric Stewart.The bill, which was passed by the House and Senate last week, is now awaiting the signature of Gov. Bill Haslam, who spearheaded the bill and is expected to sign it into law.The bill places a $750,000 cap on non-economic damages that can be assessed in a lawsuit. This is generally regarded as money for pain and suffering.There is no limit for economic damages such as medical bills.