Punitive Damages Reform: SB 280 (1986): S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 21-1-4.1.
Requires a plaintiff to prove by “clear and convincing” evidence
Requires a plaintiff to prove by “clear and convincing” evidence that a defendant acted with “willful, wanton, or malicious” conduct.
This op-ed was originally published by Agri-Pulse. Mass tort litigation has become a multi-billion-dollar industry for trial lawyers over the past several decades as they’ve targeted everything from tobacco and […]
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