In this article, I examine two procedural questions arising from the use of statutory caps. First, how should a statutory cap affect judicial review of awards for possible excessiveness? Second, when a legislature has imposed a total cap on a combination of different types of damages (such as on the total of punitive and compensatory damages or on the total of economic and noneconomic damages), how should courts allocate multiple awards to conform to the cap?...With respect to multiple awards that exceed a total cap on different types of damages, I suggest that the appropriate way to conform multiple awards to the cap is to combine judicial review for excessiveness with plaintiff choice as to how to allocate the awards.
Murphy, Colleen P.
"Statutory Caps and Judicial Review of Damages,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 39
, Article 6.
Available at: http://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/akronlawreview/vol39/iss4/6