Environmental Punitive Damages And Due Process
Notably, in May 2007, the Ninth Circuit issued its final opinion on the punitive damages award from the resulting litigation, revising the jury’s $5 billion award to $2.5 billion on due process grounds.
Although the Supreme Court granted certiorari on the award in October, it denied cert on the due process question. As a result, the Ninth Circuit’s approach to evaluating punitive damages in In re...
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