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Evan Tager Discusses Whether A Case Involving Baby Powder Might Yield The Next Blockbuster Supreme Court Punitive Damages Decision

USA - March 18 2021 On March 11, I joined Tiger Joyce, President of the American Tort Reform Association, and Dan Mehan, President and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of…

Fourth Circuit Reverses Findings Of Vicarious Punitive Liability Under Title VII And North Carolina Law

USA - May 18 2020 Making important law on the question of vicarious liability for punitive damages, the Fourth Circuit recently reversed awards of punitive damages…

Carmen N. Longoria-Green

Wishful Thinking: Why the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Opinion in Friends of DeVito v. Wolf Does Not Support Insurance Coverage for Business Losses Resulting from COVID-19 Shutdown Orders

USA - April 27 2020 The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently held that the governor of Pennsylvania properly invoked statutory authority to order non-life-sustaining…

Lawrence R. Hamilton, Douglas A. Smith

An Update On Recent Excessiveness Decisions: Part II

USA - April 22 2020 This case involves allegations that Volkswagen used so-called defeat devices to evade federal and state emissions test procedures. After more than 1…

An Update On Recent Excessiveness Decisions: Part I

USA - April 17 2020 During the past couple of months, courts have been busy addressing excessiveness challenges to punitive damages awards. In this post, I discuss two…