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U.S. Supreme Court Tosses Damages Cap For Harrassment

Washington

A statutory cap on compensatory damages for violations of the Civil Rights Act does not apply to what is called “front pay,” the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

In an 8-0 decision, the high court reversed a lower court ruling enforcing a $300,000 cap on “front pay,” which the court defined as money awarded for lost compensation during the period between judgment and reinstatement or in lieu of reinstatement.

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