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Ruling Highlights Importance of Attacking Punitive Damages When Seeking Summary Judgment

USA - July 25 2016 Earlier this month, a federal judge denied two multidistrict litigation (MDL) defendants' bid to dismiss punitive damages in a pelvic mesh suit…

Mitchell K. Morris

10th Circuit Reverses Punitive Damages Against Principal Based on Use of “Reputable” Contractor

USA - June 15 2016 As we reported earlier this month, courts sometimes disregard the general rule of non-liability for the conduct of independent contractors, and allow…

Mitchell K. Morris

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