Punitive Damages: S.B. 421 (2015)
Requires a plaintiff, in order to recover punitive damages, to
Requires a plaintiff, in order to recover punitive damages, to establish by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant acted with actual malice or a conscious, reckless and outrageous indifference to the health, safety and welfare of others. Limits the award of punitive damages to $500,000 or four times the amount of compensatory damages, whichever is greater.
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