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.
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