Punitive Damages Reform: S.F. 1827 (1990)
Provides the following punitive damage reforms a) raises the standard of
Provides the following punitive damage reforms a) raises the standard of conduct for punitive damages from the current “willful indifference” to a standard of “deliberate disregard”; b) establishes the party’s right to insist on a bifurcated trial when a claim includes punitive damages; a separate proceeding is held to consider financial condition of the defendant and other evidence relevant only to punitive damages;
c) provides trial and appellate judges the power to review all punitive damage awards.
This shift is not in the best interests of consumers, manufacturers, or the state as a whole
Michigan lawmakers must consider the unintended consequences of expanding liability
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