When the defendants moved to have the award reduced to match the cap, the three-judge appellate court panel ruled the cap unconstitutional, saying that it was "arbitrary" and that it denied some victims equal protection.
The case relates to a fatality resulting from injuries that occurred during a high-school football game in Washington State.
Thirty-nine of the 50 states and the District of Columbia have the 'single-party consent' rule, meaning that if only one party - the physician or patient - wish to covertly record an encounter then they are legally entitled to do so.
The proposed bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act was released yesterday by Senate Republicans. A debate and vote on the bill is expected to take place on the Senate floor next week.
According to the poll results, 21% of adults want to repeal and replace the health reform law, while two-thirds want the law kept in place and improved where needed, while 8% want the law kept as is, without changes.
Among the biggest changes in the proposed legislation is the elimination of current income-based subsidies for purchasing insurance, which would be substituted with age-based tax credits.