- Practice Area
- Administrative Law
- Admiralty & Maritime Law
- Advertising Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- AmLaw 200 Blogs
- Antitrust Law
- Civil Rights & Privacy Law
- Consumer Law
- Corporate & Commercial Litigation
- Criminal Law
- Divorce & Family Law
- Education Law
- Election Law & Political Commentary
- Electronic Discovery
- Employment & Labor Law
- Environmental Law
- General Counsel Blogs
- Immigration Law
- Insurance Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- International Law
- Judiciary Law
- Media, Entertainment & Sports Law
- Law Firm Management & Legal Marketing
- Personal Injury & Medical Law
- Probate & Estate Planning
- Real Estate & Construction Law
- Tax & Financial Law
- Whistleblower Law
- Workers' Compensation
- Law School
Engle Progeny Case Is Instructive on Arguments About the Size of Awards for Punitive Damages and Non-Economic Damages
On Tuesday, Law360 reported that a Florida state appellate court had reversed a $41 million punitive damages award in a case brought against a tobacco company by the widow of a lifelong smoker. See R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Townsend, Case No. 1D10-4585, Slip op. (Fla. App. -- 1st Dist....
We have all heard about "tort reform" and limits on the amount of damages juries can award for "pain and suffering." In essence, advocates of "tort reform" do not believe juries are capable of making decisions, based on the evidence presented at trial, concerning the...
With all the talk lately about "tort reform", healthcare reform, and the problems of too many lawsuits against hospitals and doctors, this is a good time to address some of the questions I frequently receive on these issues. A number of states have enacted laws capping damages in medical...
A client came into my office the other day having been in a car accident. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Her car was wrecked. The accident was not her fault. She had some questions and some comments which I hear fairly often. I am not the "suing type". One of the first...
Here is why non-economic damages are economic. What everyone refers to as pain and suffering damages have never been for compensating losses associated with pain and suffering. When you’re injured your pain and suffering isn’t lost but is increased. What a person loses is a life...