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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

$55M Punitives Verdict Remanded

A few years back, a California plaintiff got a judgment for a total of $82.6 million ($55 million of it in punitive damages) in a Ford Explorer rollover case.  (The jury had awarded a total of just shy of $370 million; both the compensatory and punitive verdicts were reversed at the trial and appellate levels.)  Yesterday, the Supreme Court remanded it [PDF] for further consideration under the Williams case.

The LA Times piece has more on the story.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2007/05/55m_punitives_v.html

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