Justice Stevens' Most Important Personal Injury Opinions

By Y. Peter Kang (July 19, 2019, 5:38 PM EDT) -- The more than 1,000 opinions the late Justice John Paul Stevens authored during his three-plus decades on the U.S. Supreme Court included seminal rulings on punitive damages awards and maritime wrongful death cases.

Here, Law360 looks back at a handful of opinions he wrote that have affected the personal injury bar and changed the way trial attorneys practice law.

BMW of North America Inc. v. Gore

Justice Stevens, who died July 16 at the age of 99, wrote the opinion in BMW of North America Inc. v. Gore, a 1996 decision in which the court held that a $2 million punitive damages award...

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