Punitive Damages

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While the civil justice system almost never concerns itself with punishing wrongdoing, instead focusing on compensating victims for harm they suffer, there are some cases where civil courts take it upon themselves to deter future wrongdoing by particularly culpable defendants. This takes the form of punitive damage awards.

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