Punitive Damages Reform: SB 241 (1987)
Requires a plaintiff to show by “clear and convincing” evidence
Requires a plaintiff to show by “clear and convincing” evidence that a defendant acted with oppression, fraud, or malice. Requires the determination of awards for punitive damages to be made in a separate proceeding, allowing evidence of defendants’ financial conditions only after a finding of liability.
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More Work Remains on Tort Reform
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ATRA President Tiger Joyce on WFLA-FM Tallahassee
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