Punitive Damages Reform: HB 20 (1995).
Limits the award of punitive damages to three times the
Limits the award of punitive damages to three times the award of economic damages. Prohibits the award of punitive damages absent a showing that the defendant engaged in conduct “with an evil motive or with a reckless indifference to the rights of others.” Requires the determination of awards for punitive damages to be made in a separate proceeding. The reform is unconstitutional. Best v. Taylor Machine Works,Inc., 689 N.E.2d 1057 (Ill. 1997).
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