SC House Passes Limit On Punitive Damages

Law360, New York (February 9, 2011, 8:06 PM EST) -- The South Carolina House of Representatives has passed a tort reform bill that would limit maximum punitive damage awards at $350,000 or three times the amount of actual damages awarded, whichever is greater.

The South Carolina House voted 100-7 in favor of the South Carolina Fairness in Civil Justice Act of 2011 on Wednesday.

The cap on punitive damages does not apply to cases in which the defendant intentionally and knowingly caused injury or damage, or to cases in which the defendant pleads guilty to or...
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