Punitive Damages In Mass Torts: Outrageous And Reckless
By Stephen McConnellSeptember 6, 2017, 12:05 PM EDT
Law360, New York (September 6, 2017, 12:05 PM EDT) -- It was over 32 years ago that we graduated from the University of Chicago Law School. The three years in Hyde Park were a punishing experience. There was one class in particular when Prof. Richard Epstein used the Socratic method to pummel our intellect and ego. By the end of the exercise, we were a puddle of incoherence.
The class was called Advanced Torts. It is a bit funny that we today practice a form of Advanced Torts, even though Prof. Epstein long ago exposed our...