non·​eco·​nom·​ic | \ˌnän-ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mik, -ˌē-kə-\

Definition of noneconomic 

: not economic especially : having no economic importance or implication

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Milwaukee County Judge Jeffrey Conen upheld the jury's verdict saying that in the Mayo case the $750,000 cap for noneconomic damages was unconstitutional. Cary Spivak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds medical malpractice caps in case of Wisconsin woman who lost four limbs," 27 June 2018 Which leaves a final, mostly noneconomic explanation for why wages are stuck in neutral: Workers lack the bargaining power to demand more. Evan Horowitz,, "Wage growth is anemic, and that’s all you really care about," 17 May 2018 Jurors determined Garcia-Guasch has lost about $163,600 in economic damages and $313,000 in in noneconomic damages, also known as pain and suffering. Aimee Green,, "After teen breaks 7 bones from zipline fall, jury awards $315,000," 9 Apr. 2018 The suit alleges that the teen's death resulted from Lane County's negligence and seeks unspecified economic and noneconomic damages. Maxine Bernstein,, "Son of parole officer used father's loaded gun to kill himself, lawsuit says," 28 Mar. 2018 The cap applies to noneconomic damages, such as loss of companionship, in all adult wrongful death claims. Cary Spivak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After botched prescription refill, Wisconsin pharmacist settles with widower for $325,0000," 8 Feb. 2018 Circulado also seeks $41,000 in noneconomic damages for his suffering. Aimee Green,, "Stripper threw beer glass at my head, 'lewd' customer claims in $50k lawsuit," 1 Mar. 2018 In another case, the same court overturned a statutory limit on noneconomic damages in malpractice cases—including claims for inconvenience and lost enjoyment of life. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Florida’s Legal Tourism," 16 Dec. 2017 Other states cap noneconomic damages in medical negligence cases. Margie Fishman, USA TODAY, "Doctor ordered to pay $3 million in birth injury case," 28 Sep. 2017

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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