In Reversal, Tenth Circuit Slashes Punitives to One-to-One Ratio

, The National Law Journal


In a case closely watched by tort reformers, a federal appeals court has whittled a $25.5 million punitive damages award to $1.95 million in a carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuit out of Wyoming.

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  • Lazza C

    The jury‘s punitive award was improper and unconstitutional. If you were familiar with the case and the record on appeal instead of spouting progressive platitudes, you might know this. And NLJ- shilling for some white shoe firm that filed an amicus brief? That‘s really lame.

  • James Klimaski

    This decision takes the "punitive" out of punitive damages and usurps the will of the people chosen to decide. Just another assault on the jury system and the Constitution by activist conservative judges.

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