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Sovereign Immunity Law Sharply Limits Damages

Despite jury verdicts against the Highway Commission of $500,000 for a woman's personal injury, and $50,000 for her husband's loss of consortium, the couple could only have judgments totalling $100,000, because of Missouri's sovereign immunity waiver statute, according to the state's Supreme Court. The statutory limit of $100,000 on the claims of "any one person in ...