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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]
31 Mar 2008, 12:01 am
Curt Cutting of the exemplary California Punitive Damages blog posts a link to Video Clips from Hearings on a Bill to Cap Punitive Damages, for one simple reason: Yes, this is somewhat old news, but hey, it isn't often that we can link to a video about punitive damages. [read post]
31 Mar 2008, 12:01 am
Curt Cutting of the exemplary California Punitive Damages blog posts a link to Video Clips from Hearings on a Bill to Cap Punitive Damages, for one simple reason: Yes, this is somewhat old news, but hey, it isn't often that we can link to a video about punitive damages. [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]
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]
9 Feb 2008, 5:22 pm
As I noted in an earlier post, in California a trial court could not properly reject a proposed instruction on a fundamental due process issue, even if the instruction was defective in some way, without providing some sort of alternate instruction to protect the defendant's due process rights.UPDATE (by Curt Cutting on 2/10/08 at 10:16 am): Although the article refers to a "$75.9 million punitive award," the actual amount of the award was $79.5 million. [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]
29 Jan 2008, 10:16 am
” Congratulations to you and your fellow contributors on your launch, Curt! [read post]
29 Jul 2007, 12:11 am
"Importantly, however, the DoD appropriations bill included a proviso clarifying that this TIA funding cut-off did not apply to another data-mining program: "Provided, That this limitation shall not apply to the program hereby authorized for Processing, analysis, and collaboration tools for counterterrorism foreign intelligence, as described in the Classified Annex accompanying the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2004, for which funds are expressly provided in the… [read post]
14 May 2007, 8:56 am
Padilla had cut himself off from most things in his life that did not concern his radical view of the Islamic religion. [read post]