Supreme Court of Texas: Noneconomic Damages Must be Supported by Evidence and Not Unsubstantiated Anchors

On Friday, June 16, the Supreme Court of Texas issued an opinion addressing how a noneconomic damages award must be supported. This opinion requires that plaintiffs establish evidence not only to justify a mental anguish award, but also evidence that justifies the amount awarded. Plaintiffs can no longer make comparisons between a person’s mental anguish and the price of an expensive piece of art or other expensive items, nor can they use formulas such as two cents for every mile the defendant company’s vehicles drove in a year, etc. Read more below.

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