March 25, 2008

Another Celebrity Punitive Damages Award on Its Way? Kid Rock Is Sued for Exemplary Damages

We recently reminded readers about the $25 million punitive damages award against OJ Simpson in the civil action (Rufo v. Simpson) (registration required) in which OJ was found liable for wrongful death. According to an Access Hollywood article about Kid Rock (don't ask how I came to be reading Access Hollywood), the celebrity otherwise known as Robert Ritchie allegedly got rough back in March 2006 with some autograph seeking fans outside Teddy’s Nightclub at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel. The plaintiffs have sued the nightclub and the hotel on premises liability grounds as well, and are reportedly seeking over $15 million in damages.

Who says we don't bring you hard news in this blog?