Daniel Measurement Services, Inc. v. Eagle Research Corp
- Case Date: 10/22/2007
- Project Name: Civil Justice Reform
On November 26, 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to grant review of a massive judgment entered in a West Virginia state court action; the petition for review raised the issue of whether the Court should establish a constitutional requirement that state court systems provide meaningful judicial review of all verdicts rendered by a jury. The order declining review was a setback for WLF, which filed a brief urging the Court to grant review. WLF argued that upholding compensatory damages awards without providing some type of meaningful review constitutes an arbitrary deprivation of property in violation of due process. WLF argued that the Constitution requires the same type of review of compensatory damages awards that the Court has mandated for punitive damages awards. WLF pledged to search for other cases that might serve as an appropriate vehicle for urging once again that the Court recognize a due process right to meaningful judicial review of jury verdicts.
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