Punitive Damages

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California Appellate Court Limits Punitive Damages in a Commercial Setting to a 1:1 Ratio

May 2007 California’s Fourth Appellate District certified for publication a significant decision addressing the constitutionality of punitive damages awards. In a decision that will apply to the majority of business tort cases, the Court ruled when: “… the conduct in question only involves economic damage to a single plaintiff who is not particularly vulnerable, an [...]

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