Factors Affecting Punitive Damage Awards

Michael Conklin, Factors Affecting Punitive Damage Awards, ___ FLA. COASTAL L. REV. ___ (2020 Forthcoming)

15 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2020

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

This essay reports the findings of a first-of-its-kind study designed to measure how subjective versus objective requests for punitive damages affect jury awards. The variable of whether the defendant corporation is out-of-state or in-state is also evaluated. The novel results of this study shed light on the otherwise nebulous nature of punitive damage awards and are therefore highly relevant to civil trial attorneys, legal scholars, and tort reform advocates.

Keywords: punitive damages, civil juries, out of state defendant, BMW v. Gore, 9:1 ratio, Exxon v. Baker, objective request, in-state defendant

Suggested Citation

Conklin, Michael, Factors Affecting Punitive Damage Awards (2020). Michael Conklin, Factors Affecting Punitive Damage Awards, ___ FLA. COASTAL L. REV. ___ (2020 Forthcoming), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3615013

Michael Conklin (Contact Author)

Angelo State University ( email )

2601 W. Avenue N
San Angelo, TX 76909
United States

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