bit.ly/2VGgZtb - When we get injured, it's natural for us to want compensation for our losses. Medical bills, lost wages, and various other damages a...
What's the difference between compensatory damages and punitive damages?
Phoenix Injury Lawyers, go over the differences of Compensatory and Punitive Damages. If you have been injured by the fault or negligence of another, the law allows you to seek "damages" for your harm. There are two categories of damages: 1) Compensatory and 2) Punitive. Compensatory Damages: This type of award is intend to compensate you for the harm caused. These types of damages include medical…
PUNITIVE DAMAGES: How Much Is Too Much?
On August 10, 2018, in the first Roundup cancer lawsuit to proceed to trial, a jury awarded Dewayne Johnson a total of $289 million dollars. On Monday, October 22, 2018, a San Francisco Superior Court Judge refused to overturn the jury verdict, however, ruled that if plaintiff would accept a reduction in the punitive damages from $250 million to $39 million she would deny Monsanto’s Motion…
How Far Can I Go With Punitive Damages?
Sometimes the unthinkable happens, and a terrible incident, possibly even involving death, can occur through no fault of your own. When you are victim...
Employer Ordered to Pay Whistleblower $100,000 Punitive Damages
In a recent Federal District Court OSHA 11(c) retaliation case, Perez v. Sandpoint Gas N Go, 14-cv-357 (9-29-2015), Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill...
How to Sue for Punitive Damages in Florida Injury Cases
What are punitive damages and how can you sue for them? According to Florida law, these are the steps you should follow.
Compensatory vs. Punitive Damages: How Are They Different?
When filing a personal injury lawsuit, the injured person (claimant) must prove that the other party (defendant) was negligent. If the claimant wins the lawsuit, he or she will usually recover compensation for losses suffered as a result of the defendant’s negligence. Compensatory damages, also known as actual damages, are meant to redress direct and …
What You Need to Know About Punitive Damages
I was struggling to find something to write about today. I went to lunch to clear my mind. I drove to my closest McDonalds to fill up on some Chicken McNuggets and fries. As I was sitting in line, waiting to get my food, I knew what I was going to write about when I …
What are Punitive Damages in Texas? Can You Get Them?
If you file a personal injury claim, you may be able to collect punitive damages. Find out what they are and how you can get them in this post.
Federal Appeals Court Rules Tennessee’s Cap on Punitive Damages is Unconstitutional
The 6th Circuit Court has ruled that punitive damage caps are unconstitutional in Tennessee. If you were injured by someone’s negligence, call Delius & McKenzie, PLLC in Sevierville today.
Nickerson Redux: Five Lessons On Punitive Damages For Bad Faith Attorneys
This past June the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Nickerson v. Stonebridge Life Insurance Company, 63 Cal.4th 363 (2016), holding that post-trial Brandt fees could be included in the damage calculus for purposes of evaluating the ratio of punitive damages to compensatory damages. We wrote about this decision in an earlier blog . The Supreme Court remanded the $19 million punitive verdict to the…
What are "Punitive Damages," and When are they Awarded in a Maryland Automobile Collision Lawsuit?
Personal injury lawyers discuss punitive damages and when these compensatory damages may be awarded in Maryland auto accident cases.
Why intent is the basis behind compensatory vs. punitive damages
Hotel bathrooms are fraught with accidents, but how a hotel handles issues before a guest's stay can be a factor in future litigation.
Ask the Lawyer: What does it take to get punitive damages?
The Fourteenth Amendment prohibits imposition of grossly excessive or arbitrary punishments. Punitive damages therefore have to bear a reasonable relationship to the damages awarded in the underlyi…
What are punitive damages in Pennsylvania accident cases?
www.pa-nj-injurylawyer.com/ If you have been injured in a Pennsylvania auto accident, personal injury lawyer, Michael L. Saile Jr., explains that if t...
What Are Punitive Damages & When Can I Seek Them?
When you or a loved one is harmed by particularly reckless conduct, then you may be entitled to punitive damages. These are intended to punish the wrongdoer for their actions.
GM not liable for punitive damages in ignition-switch cases, court rules
The 3-0 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan may help GM reduce its ultimate exposure in nationwide litigation over defective ignition switches in several Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn models.
How Punitive Damages Play Out in Personal Injury Settlements
Austin personal injury attorney Jason McMinn recently won a gross negligence jury verdict in a Georgetown, Texas dog bite case. This information was original...
Hog farm’s neighbors not entitled to punitive damages, judge rules
A federal judge on Thursday ruled that NC plaintiffs in the hog farm trial failed to justify punitive damages.
Panel to Decide If Car Insurer Can Dodge Punitive Damages
“Is the term drunk-driving accident an oxymoron?” one judge asked Tuesday as a Fifth Circuit panel considered when a car wreck is intentional or accidental in a case that could transform insurance coverage in Texas.