High Court Lets Stand $13M Award V. Chrysler

By Erin Coe (May 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has rebuffed DaimlerChrysler Corp.'s request to review a state Supreme Court decision upholding an award of $13 million in punitive damages to the parents of an 8-month-old boy who died in a 2001 car crash.

The high court on Tuesday denied Chrysler's petition for certiorari seeking to overturn the Tennessee Supreme Court's July ruling that affirmed the award in the wrongful death suit.

In its U.S. Supreme Court petition, the firm argued that the seat on the 1998 Dodge Caravan that allegedly struck the back of the infant's head exceeded safety requirements and was comparable to industrywide...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Related Sections

Law Firms


Government Agencies

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!