Punitive Damages Reform: (1990). Minn. Stat. Sec. 549.20.
Requires a plaintiff to show that a defendant acted with
Requires a plaintiff to show that a defendant acted with “deliberate disregard” for the award of punitive damages. (The former standard required only a showing of “willful indifference.”) Requires the determination of awards for punitive damages to be made in a separate proceeding at the request of the defendant. Grants trial and appellate judges the power to review all punitive damages awards.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about trial lawyers’ latest pet project – business interruption lawsuits against insurance companies in the wake of COVID-19.
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