Louisiana High Court Further Defines Due-Process Limits on Punitive Damages
Topic: Civil Justice Reform
By F. Charles Marionneaux, a Partner, and Jade Shaffer, an Associate, with Bienvenu, Bonnecaze, Foco, Viator & Holinga, APLLC, in Baton Rouge, LA.
Legal Opinion Letter, February 16, 2018, 2 pages
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While ruling on the defendant’s appeal of a products-liability claim, a state supreme court enumerated criteria for determining when punitive damage awards are “reasonable” under state law.