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Nader assails Brown for not backing Prop. 46 to raise lawsuit caps
Nader assails Brown for not backing Prop. 46 to raise lawsuit caps

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader blasted his onetime ally California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday for failing to back a November ballot proposition that would raise the cap on pain-and-suffering awards in medical malpractice suits. “It’s inexplicable to me. It’s disappointing beyond my ability to explain to you,” Nader said in an interview, a day after he wrote a letter to Brown voicing his displeasure over his refusal to climb aboard Proposition 46. The ballot measure -- expected to be among the most expensive fights on the November ballot -- would raise the pain-and-suffering limit from $250,000 to $1.1 million and adjust the figure in ensuing years based on...

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