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Conversations with the Honorable Dick Thornburgh

September 2003
Washington Legal Foundation, Bulletin on Punitive Damages
On April 7, 2003, in State Farm
Mutual Life Ins. Co. v. Campbell
, the
U.S. Supreme Court issued its most
definitive pronouncement on punitive
damages to date. The Court’s
ruling will have a profound impact
on a wide range of civil lawsuits,
and comes at a time when judges
and juries are issuing increasingly
inflated punitive awards.


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    Senior Counsel
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