June 6, 2008
Third Time's The Charm or Three Strikes & You're Out?
We are still waiting for the Court's decision on the cert petition in Philip Morris v. Williams, the Oregon punitive damages case upholding a 100 to 1 ratio despite remand from the U.S. Supreme Court. The petition has been punted three times now. Originally scheduled for discussion at the May 22d conference, the petition was re-listed for discussion at the May 29th conference and again at the June 5th conference. Assuming (a big assumption at this point!) that a decision was reached yesterday, the order will be out on Monday.
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