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Monday, January 4, 2021

IA: Punies Not Available for Victims of Excessive Force by Law Enforcement Officers

Last Thursday, in a case about excessive force by law enforcement officers, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that there is no vested right to punitive damages and the state legislature may bar them completely, as it did in the Iowa Tort Claims Act.  Alina Rizvi has details at Jurist.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2021/01/ia-punies-not-available-for-victims-of-excessive-force-by-law-enforcement-officers.html

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Happy New Year and thanks for posting this. I thought the dissent made for an engaging read and it had some incisive points. There’s a tenuous current events connection too because the dissenting Justice Appel was appointed by potential Biden Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Posted by: hardreaders | Jan 4, 2021 11:07:57 AM

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