Punitive Damages and the Supreme Court: A Tragedy in Five Acts
Cato Supreme Court Review, pp. 315-334, 2006-2007
21 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2007
This is a critique of Supreme Court jurisprudence concerning punitive damages. The author claims that the Supreme Court erred in the first of its recent treatments of punitive damages, and that this error has been compounded, resulting in a possibly incoherent state of current law. The various episodes in this jurisprudence are discussed in turn.
Keywords: punitive damages, tort law, corrective justice, Supreme Court
JEL Classification: K13
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