Employees who sued for sex discrimination under state civil rights law could not pursue a claim for punitive damages, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.
The verdict, which totaled $152 million, was one of Lawyers USA’s Top Ten Jury Verdicts of 2011.
A businessman’s commercial general liability policy covered a $1.7 million class settlement of federal “junk fax” claims, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled.
The third time apparently is a charm. After an award of $28 million in punitive damages in a product liability case over a fatal plane crash twice failed to pass judicial scrutiny, a Missouri appellate court sitting en banc decided that the jury had it right in the first place.
A state law that places a $50,000 cap on a personal injury plaintiff’s punitive damages does not violate the state constitution, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
A Chrysler employee failed to produce sufficient evidence of malice or recklessness to justify a substantial award of punitive damages in a Title VII hostile environment case, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
The Indiana Supreme Court has overturned a lower court ruling that the state’s $50,000 cap on punitive damages violated a personal injury plaintiff’s right to a jury trial.
An age discrimination plaintiff presented sufficient evidence of outrageous conduct by his former employer to support a jury’s award of $500,000 in punitive damages, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
An insurance company was entitled to reduce its liability for underinsured motorist coverage by an amount equal to the punitive damages paid to its insured by a drunk driver, the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.
Evidence failed to support an award of $28 million in punitive damages against the manufacturer of a defective part that allegedly caused a fatal airplane crash, the Missouri Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.