Carl Summers

Carl Summers

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Ninth Circuit Substantially Reduces Punitive Award Against Walgreen

Things have been quiet in the world of punitive damages for the last few months, but two recent decisions substantially reducing punitive awards under the BMW/State Farm factors warrant mention. My colleague Miriam Nemetz...more

10/17/2016 - Appeals BMW Compensatory Damages Corporate Counsel Emotional Distress Damages False Billing Hiring & Firing Lost Wages Pharmacies Pharmacist Punitive Damages Remand Retaliation Wage and Hour Walgreens Wrongful Termination

Illinois Appellate Court Upholds $2 Million Punitive Award Against Chicago State University

The due process review of a punitive damages award for excessiveness has a number of interconnected parts. A series of relatively small errors can quickly add up and dramatically skew the outcome of a review process that is...more

4/12/2016 - Attorney's Fees Due Process Educational Institutions FOIA Public Entities Punitive Damages Universities Young Lawyers

Mayer Brown Submits Amicus Brief For Chamber Of Commerce In Tenth Circuit Appeal Involving Excessive Punitive Damages

Although the Supreme Court’s modern due process cases have given lower courts a framework for deciding whether an award of punitive damages is excessive, some lower courts have been misapplying the Supreme Court’s guidance,...more

6/1/2015 - Appeals Due Process Punitive Damages

En Banc Ninth Circuit Adds Teeth To Daubert Gatekeeping Obligation

On January 15, the en banc US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision in Barabin v. AstenJohnson, Inc. that significantly strengthened and expanded the gatekeeper role of both trial and appellate courts in...more

1/31/2014 - Amended Rule 702 Daubert Standards Evidence Expert Testimony Expert Witness

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