February 5, 2008

City of Hope Argument in California Supreme Court Focuses on Tort Liability Issues

Today's California Supreme Court oral argument in City of Hope v. Genentech, which we blogged about yesterday, focused entirely on liability issues. The argument did not get into whether the $200 million punitive damages award was excessive in violation of the Due Process Clause, although the excessiveness issue was covered in the briefs. The Supreme Court's opinion is due by May 5, 2008.