Punitive Damages -- Developments in Section 1983 Cases
20 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2013
Date Written: 1994
This article examines recent developments concerning punitive damages in section 1983 civil rights cases. We will focus upon three major issues: first, the due process requirements for punitive damages claims in federal court section 1983 actions; second, issues relating to evidence of the defendant's net worth; and third, the propriety of summation references to the Rodney King case.
Keywords: punitive damages, section 1983, Smith v. Wade, civil rights, Rodney King, due process, Haslip, TXO, Morgan, net worth, Scott, Keenan
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