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High Court Won't Weigh In On "Excessive" Damages

Law360 (November 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal over an allegedly excessive damage award in a contract case between two oil and gas measurement companies, despite amicus curiae briefs from several legal groups that argued the due process clause requires meaningful judicial review of all jury verdicts.

The Product Liability Advisory Council, National Association of Manufacturers and Washington Legal Foundation were all granted leave to file briefs as amicus curiae in Daniel Measurement Services Inc. v. Eagle Research Inc.

The three groups had...
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