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Widener Commonwealth Law School

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

2005's Top Verdicts

Lawyers Weekly has posted the ten biggest verdicts of 2005.  As usual with such things, they should be taken with a recognition that many (most?) will not be recovered in the full verdict amount due to damage caps, high/low agreements, etc.  Notable, but not surprising to anyone who's paid much attention, is the piece's observation of how central e-mail has become, especially on the punitive damages side.

The WSJ law blog has a useful version of the list with links to stories on each one.

By my count, about six of the cases are what I would consider classic (if, in some cases, unusual) tort or products cases.  (I didn't count the fraud case.)

Update: See this entry for a verdict that LW missed.

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