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Limiting Punitive Damages
Excessive or improper punitive damage awards granted by runaway juries have made it difficult for companies to conduct business in many states. WLF has frequently gone to court to limit the circumstances under which punitive damages can be awarded. WLF argues that such awards undermine economic development and often result in valuable consumer products (such as vaccines) disappearing from the marketplace altogether. When state legislatures adopt laws imposing reasonable limits on punitive damages, WLF has repeatedly gone to court to defend such laws from the inevitable assault by plaintiffs’ lawyers.
Cases in this Project:
Casey v. Kaiser Gypsum Co.
Case Date: 3/21/2016
Wyeth LLC v. Scroggin
Case Date: 4/19/2010
Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker
Case Date: 9/20/2007
Omari v. Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
Case Date: 8/16/2007
Philip Morris USA v. Williams
Case Date: 7/28/2006
Johnson v. Ford
Case Date: 12/9/2004
Simon v. San Paolo U.S. Holding Co.
Case Date: 10/13/2004
Ford Motor Co. v. Romo
Case Date: 4/7/2003
Rhyne v. Kmart Corp
Case Date: 4/5/2001
Wightman v. Consolidated Rail Corp.
Case Date: 11/14/1997
Lakin v. Senco Products
Case Date: 9/9/1997
Wilhite v. Rockwell Int'l Corp
Case Date: 8/20/1997
In re Exxon Valdez
Case Date: 6/26/1997

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