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Mayer Brown Submits Amicus Brief For Chamber Of Commerce In Seventh Circuit Appeal Involving Proper Application Of Punitive Damages Guideposts

USA - July 19 2019 Although the Supreme Court identified three guideposts for evaluating whether a punitive award is unconstitutionally excessive 23 years ago in BMW v...

Carl J. Summers.

Supreme Court Holds That Punitive Damages May Not Be Awarded In Connection With Unseaworthiness Claims

USA - June 26 2019 On June 24, the Supreme Court held in Dutra Group v. Batterton that punitive damages may not be awarded under federal maritime law in connection with...

Mayer Brown Files Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court To Hold That Punitive Damages May Not Be Awarded In Connection With Unseaworthiness Claims

USA - February 19 2019 In an earlier post, I discussed the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in Dutra Group v. Batterton, which presents the question whether punitive...

Sixth Circuit Invalidates Tennessee’s Punitive-Damages Cap and Holds That Punitive Damages Are Available Under Tennessee Law For Bad-Faith Denial Of Insurance Benefits

USA - January 25 2019 First, the majority held that Tennessee’s statutory cap on punitive damagesenacted in 2011 as part of comprehensive tort-reform legislationviolates...

Miriam R. Nemetz.

Supreme Court To Decide Whether Punitive Damages May Be Awarded In Connection With Unseaworthiness Claims

USA - December 21 2018 When the Supreme Court agrees to hear a punitive damages case, that’s always newseven when the case involves something as arcane as the availability...