Reform Bills Die in Committee

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House and Senate committees Thursday killed each other's bills, designed to cap damages businesses might face in lawsuits.

The House Committee on a six-to-five vote killed a wide-ranging Senate-passed bill on civil justice reform.

A Senate Committee killed two House bills -- including one passed Wednesday that would have capped damages for all businesses at 10 percent of net worth.

The action by the committee raises doubts of whether corporations will get protect from punitive damages they have sought in this special session.