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Increase in ‘Take-Home’ COVID-19 Litigation Creates Fear of ‘Never-Ending’ Liability for Employers

USA - January 13 2022 As COVID-19 continues to spread, recent news has highlighted the risk of “take-home” COVID-19 cases and the potential for “never-ending” liability…

Mark E. Anderson, Etahjayne J. Harris, Samuel L. Tarry Jr.

Kentucky Supreme Court Affirms Punitive Damages 386 Times Compensatory Damages; Clarifies Vicarious Liability Standards

USA - June 2 2016 Last month, the Kentucky Supreme Court affirmed an award of punitive damages against a hospital, under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active…

Mitchell K. Morris

Not So Happy Together: Punitive Damages Claim Blocked by First Impression Bar

USA - October 4 2016 In a case pitting the 1960s band The Turtles — best known for the 1967 hit “Happy Together” — against satellite radio, a federal court in California…

Mitchell K. Morris

Georgia Supreme Court Ruling “in tension” with SCOTUS precedent on personal jurisdiction

USA - September 23 2021 Many states have statutes establishing that, as a condition of registering to do business in a state, a foreign corporation consents to general…

Richard C. Beaulieu, Margaret A. Bowman, Travis C. Gunn, Andrew F. Gann Jr

Florida Court Awards No Compensatory Damages ... But $1 M Punitive

USA - June 3 2019 “Punitive damages pose an acute danger of arbitrary deprivation of property.” -Honda Motor Co. v. Oberg, 512 U.S. 415, 432 (1994) A recent case from…

Richard C. Beaulieu