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Juries, Judges, and Punitive Damages: Empirical Analyses Using the Civil Justice Survey of State Courts 1992, 1996, and 2001 Data


Michael Heise


Cornell Law School

Theodore Eisenberg


Cornell University - Law School

Martin T. Wells


Cornell University - School of Law

Paula Hannaford-Agor


National Center for State Courts

Neil LaFountain


National Center for State Courts

G. Thomas Munsterman


National Center for State Courts (NCSC)

Brian Ostrom


National Center for State Courts


Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 263-95, 2006
Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-015

Abstract:     
We analyze thousands of trials from a substantial fraction of the nation's most populous counties. Evidence across ten years and three major datasets suggests that: (1) juries and judges award punitive damages in approximately the same ratio to compensatory damages, (2) the level of punitive damages awards has not increased, and (3) juries' and judges' tendencies to award punitive damages differ in bodily injury and no-bodily-injury cases. Jury trials are associated with a greater rate of punitive damages awards in financial injury cases. Judge trials are associated with a greater rate of punitive damages awards in bodily injury cases.

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Date posted: June 27, 2006  

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Heise, Michael and Eisenberg, Theodore and Wells, Martin T. and Hannaford-Agor, Paula and LaFountain, Neil and Munsterman, G. Thomas and Ostrom, Brian, Juries, Judges, and Punitive Damages: Empirical Analyses Using the Civil Justice Survey of State Courts 1992, 1996, and 2001 Data. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 263-95, 2006; Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-015. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=912309 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.722421

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Paula Hannaford-Agor
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Neil LaFountain
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G. Thomas Munsterman
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