An Emerging Trend?: Federal Appeals Court Limits Punitive Damages to 1:1 Ratio

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Discussion of recent appellate decisions analyzing the constitutionality of large punitive damages awards under the framework established in recent U.S. Supreme Court opinions. Focusing in particular on cases holding that the ratio of punitive damages to compensatory damages cannot exceed one to one.

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