January 24, 2008

Punitive Damages and the Election

A survey of the official campaign websites for the six major party candidates for president shows only three that mention punitive damages as an issue in the campaign.

Governor Romney and Mayor Giuliani indicate they support some form of cap or limitation on punitive damages and Senator Edwards contends that efforts to roll back or limit punitive damages are dangerous. From a search of their official websites, it does not appear that Senator McCain, Senator Clinton, or Senator Obama have taken an official campaign position on punitive damages. None of the candidates seem to provide any detailed legislation they would support regarding the issue of punitive damages.