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April 6th, 2016

Twice in March, Florida’s Plaintiff-Friendly High Court Erodes ‘Engle’ Compromises

Twice last month the plaintiff-friendly Florida Supreme Court gave personal injury lawyers new incentives to keep the state’s tobacco litigation chain smokin’ . . . → Read More: Twice in March, Florida’s Plaintiff-Friendly High Court Erodes ‘Engle’ Compromises

February 22nd, 2012

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds 2005 Tort Reform Statute

A recent 5-2 decision by the Ohio Supreme Court upheld the mandatory bifurcation provision of the punitive damages statute adopted in 2005 . . . → Read More: Ohio Supreme Court Upholds 2005 Tort Reform Statute

August 19th, 2011

Punitive Damages Ruling All But Guarantees California Will Repeat As a ‘Judicial Hellhole’

Brushing aside precedents from both the U.S. Supreme Court and its own state supreme court, a California appeals court has affirmed a trial court’s punitive damages award that is 16 times larger than the compensatory damages awarded in a tobacco case . . . → Read More: Punitive Damages Ruling All But Guarantees California Will Repeat As a ‘Judicial Hellhole’