Ross v. Martin (Majority)Annotate this Case
This was the second part of a bifurcated case concerning a proposed amendment to the state Constitution referred to as “An Amendment to Limit Attorney Contingency Fees and Non-Economic Damages in Medical Lawsuits.” Petitioners filed an original action in the Supreme Court for an order to invalidate the proposed amendment either by striking it from the ballot or by enjoining the counting of the votes. The petition asserted three bases for relief. The Supreme Court granted a motion to bifurcate the case and appointed a special master to make findings on counts I and II. This opinion addressed counts I and II. Ultimately, having already granted the petition based on the grounds asserted in count III, the Court declared its consideration of counts I and II moot.