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Where Liability Found, Punitive Damages Not A Forgone Conclusion

USA - September 6 2017 Late last month a Florida jury returned a verdict in the 40th Engle progeny case to go to trial against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco (RJR) since the start…

Can the ‘Long-Ago’ Nature of Conduct Bar Punitive Damages — Even for Recent Injuries?

USA - February 14 2017 Does the statute of limitations bar a claim for punitive damages if the conduct occurred outside the limitations period, but the plaintiff’s injuries…

Davis M. Walsh

Vehicle Manufacturer Wins Summary Judgment on Keyless Entry System Claims

USA - October 25 2016 The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently granted Maserati, North America, summary judgment in a proposed class action…

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…

Davis M. Walsh

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…

Davis M. Walsh