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.
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