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State Senate takes up tort reform bill upon return

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MADISON - The Wisconsin Senate returns to session tomorrow, and the agenda includes tort reform - the most controversial part of the governor's economic measures.

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A Senate panel voted 3-2 last week to make it harder for plaintiffs in product liability suits to prove injuries. Majority Republicans added a limit on punitive damages of $200,000 dollars or twice the amount of actual damages, whichever is greater.

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