Due Process Limitations on Punitive Damages: Why State Farm Won't be the Last Word
34 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2011
Date Written: May 31, 2011
During the past fifteen years, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided no fewer than seven cases in which it was asked to overturn punitive damage awards on a variety of constitutional grounds. Over the course of these decisions, the Due Process Clause has clearly emerged as the norm favored by the Court to test the procedures utilized by courts in imposing punitive damages, to evaluate the appropriateness of awarding such damages, and to calibrate the correct size of the award in a particular case.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Hines, Laura J., Due Process Limitations on Punitive Damages: Why State Farm Won't be the Last Word (May 31, 2011). Akron Law Review, Vol. 37, pp. 779-812, 2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1856327
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