Punitive Damages Reform: HB 1270 (1993): Miss. Code Ann. § 11-1-65(1)(a).
Requires a plaintiff to prove punitive damages by “clear and
Requires a plaintiff to prove punitive damages by “clear and convincing” evidence. Requires the determination of awards for punitive damages to be made in a separate proceeding. Prohibits the award of punitive damages in the absence of compensatory awards. Prohibits the award of punitive damages against an innocent seller. Establishes factors for the jury to consider when determining the amount of a punitive damages award.
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