Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Punitive Damages and the World

Interesting article by Adam Liptak in tomorrow's New York Times -- Foreign Courts Wary of U.S. Punitive Damages -- as part of the series on the American legal system in comparative perspective.  The main point of the story is the uniqueness of U.S. punitive damages and the reluctance of some foreign courts to enforce U.S. punitive damage awards, but the story also suggests "that the gap between the United States and the rest of the world is narrowing, as American courts and legislatures start to limit punitive awards and other countries start to experiment with them."

HME

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