Wis. Moves Closer To Punitive Damages Limit

Law360, New York (January 14, 2011, 6:37 PM EST) -- The Wisconsin Senate's Judiciary Committee on Friday approved Republican-backed tort reform legislation that would impose a cap on punitive damages while maintaining current state law standards for triggering the award.

In a 3-2 vote, the committee backed several amendments made in response to critics' concerns that the original version of the bill proposed a more stringent standard for punitive damages that would have made it more difficult for most plaintiffs to obtain this relief. It then voted by the same margin to send the measure to...
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