Punitive Damages: A Supporting Theory

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Harold See

Belmont University - College of Law

Date Written: 1989

Abstract

Scholarly opinion overwhelmingly opposes the trend toward truly punitive damages. If Lord Keynes's observation is correct, then damages intended to punish are, after only a brief maturity, condemned to pass away. The winds of the popular and judicial summer will carry them off because there is no hedgerow of theory to break that wind and hold them fast.

Keywords: Punitive damages

Suggested Citation

See, Harold, Punitive Damages: A Supporting Theory (1989). Alabama Law Review, 40 Ala. L. Rev. 1227 (1989). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2476433

Harold See (Contact Author)

Belmont University - College of Law ( email )

1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212
United States

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