Punitive Damages Reform: H.B. 393 (2005)
Limits punitive damages to $500,000 or five times the judgment,
Limits punitive damages to $500,000 or five times the judgment, whichever is greater. Limit does not apply to certain cases involving housing discrimination. The limit on punitive damages violated the jury trial provision of the State Constitution. Lewellen v. Chad Franklin and Chad Franklin National Auto Sales North, LLC, Case No. No. SC92871 (Mo.Sup.Ct., decided Sept. 9, 2014).
ATRA reports neither candidate for West Virginia Attorney General has signed its transparency oath, writes Chris Dickerson for the West Virginia Record.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about trial lawyers’ latest pet project – business interruption lawsuits against insurance companies in the wake of COVID-19.
ATRA reports West Virginia attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.
ATRA announces two Utah candidates for attorney general signing its AG transparency code pledge.
A Washington controlled by Democrats would be a bonanza for the trial bar, writes W.J. Kennedy for Legal Newsline.