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Miss. court overturns premises liability award

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has overturned a $1.67 million verdict against the owners of a Belzoni convenience store who were sued after a man was shot and wounded in its parking lot.

Ronnie Lee Lymas sued Double Quick Inc. after he was shot in 2007 while leaving a store in Belzoni, claiming the company didn't do enough to ensure customers' safety.

A Humphreys County jury in 2008 awarded Lymas $4.17 million. The award was reduced to $1.67 million by the trial judge, who threw out all non-compensatory damages more than $1 million - the cap in Mississippi law since 2004.

The Supreme Court says Lymas failed to prove that Double Quick was liable for his injuries.

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