Reading Between the Lines of Cooper Industries, Inc. v. Leatherman Tool Group, Inc., 121 S. Ct. 1678 (2001)
8 August 2001
Mealey's Litigation Report: Insurance Bad Faith, Page 22
In its recently completed Term, the Supreme Court returned once again to the issue of punitive damages. The issue presented
in Cooper Industries, Inc. v. Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. was from all appearances a narrow one: the standard for reviewing a federal
district court’s determination as to whether a punitive damages award is unconstitutionally excessive.