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7 Dec 2010, 8:00 am by Steven Schwinn - Guest
A unanimous Court last week (with Justice Kagan recused) issued a surprisingly brief, even curt, ruling on municipal liability for civil rights violations.  [read post]
3 Apr 2014, 10:58 am by Avery Appelman
Curt Mowers said the added patrols will last for 10 days in an effort to curb dangerous driving habits. [read post]
3 Apr 2014, 10:58 am by Avery Appelman
Curt Mowers said the added patrols will last for 10 days in an effort to curb dangerous driving habits. [read post]
19 Mar 2008, 10:09 am
He is now seeking to withdraw his guilty plea.UPDATE (by Curt Cutting at 11:30 AM): In case you're wondering, the punitive damages award against OJ was $25 million. [read post]
27 Feb 2008, 10:04 am
They conclude that Exxon may lose on the argument that no punitive damages can be awarded in maritime cases but might win that the award is too high.We will post our analysis of the oral argument once we have had time to digest the transcript of the argument.UPDATE (by Curt Cutting on 2/27/08 at 10:51 AM): Here is a link to the AP story on the oral argument. [read post]
15 Jan 2015, 11:44 pm by Jarod Bona
Or is it the feelings we have when we smell the freshly cut grass on a sunny spring day? [read post]
21 Feb 2008, 3:07 pm
We'll see what Alabama's courts do with this one.UPDATE (by Curt Cutting on 2/21/08 at 7:39): AstraZeneca has issued a statement, which you can find here. [read post]
14 Feb 2008, 3:08 pm
Perhaps we could learn something from our neighbor to the north.UPDATE (by Curt Cutting on 2/14/08 at 9:50 pm): A few years ago, that award would have amounted to less than $350,000 in U.S. dollars, but today the exchange rate is roughly even. [read post]
22 May 2009, 2:13 pm
" My co-blogger Curt Cutting discussed Justice Souter's voting record on punitive damages here. [read post]
21 Apr 2016, 9:16 am
Says ESPN, firing Schilling for sharing something on Facebook that mocked a man masquerading as transgendered in the context of calling out for more tolerance of different opinions on the subject of sex-segregated bathroom:The post showed an overweight man wearing a wig and women’s clothing with parts of the T-shirt cut out to expose his breasts. [read post]
10 Jan 2012, 11:43 am by Benjamin Wittes
Curt countered that the Supreme Court’s ATS decision, Sosa v. [read post]
24 May 2008, 1:59 pm
" concludes, contrary to the Chamber of Commerce rankings, that the top five state court systems in the nation are California, Arkansas, North Dakota, Montana, and Ohio.Hat Tip: How Appealing.UPDATE: (by Curt Cutting): The two studies aren't quite as inconsistent as they might seem at first glance. [read post]
5 Feb 2008, 9:48 am
"UPDATE (by Curt Cutting on 2/5/08 at 10:40 am): This decision is particularly interesting given the Ohio Supreme Court's history of striking down tort reform legislation, including restrictions on punitive damages, as unconstitutional. [read post]
8 Jul 2008, 11:16 pm
" * While the rest of us were barbecuing and setting off fireworks on July 4, Curt Cutting was posting a list of the largest punitive damages awards ever to survive appeal. [read post]
23 Sep 2009, 3:46 am
To cut to the chase up front, Judge Cooke will be affirmed. [read post]
23 Apr 2008, 9:50 am
A significant factor in California's poor performance in the survey was the perception that California courts were too permissive with awarding punitive damages.The full printable .pdf version of the survey is available here.UPDATE (by Curt Cutting): The trial lawyers of West Virginia are taking umbrage with their state's last place ranking. [read post]
15 Mar 2011, 6:37 am by Walter Olson
[Curt Cutting] Now with improved federalism: “The Return of the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act” [Carter Wood, more, more, earlier here]. [read post]
14 Jul 2017, 3:25 am by Walter Olson
Baker, from the just-ended Supreme Court term [Federalist Society podcast with Ted Frank, earlier] Why Bristol-Myers Squibb, the Supreme Court case on state court jurisdiction, “is one of the most important mass tort/product liability decisions ever” [James Beck/Drug & Device Law, earlier] Sandy Hook massacre: “Newtown And Board Of Education Seek Dismissal Of Wrongful Death Lawsuit” [AP/CBS Connecticut] Pennsylvania: “Evidence-Manipulation Claims Dog Asbestos… [read post]
24 May 2012, 7:41 pm
ARTICLEURL NFLPA sues NFL claiming collusion in imposing secret salary cap during the 2010 uncapped year, claiming recent punishment of Redskins and Cowboys as evidence; will face procedural issue (Yahoo)In other courtroom news, former UCLA basketball player Reeves Nelson has filed a $10 million defamation suit against Sports Illustrated for an article that ran a couple of months ago (LA Times)Sports celebs are founding investors in stealth startup 12Society, as founders not spokesmen… [read post]