April 30, 2008

California Supreme Court Denies Review in Bullock v. Philip Morris

According to the California Supreme Court's online docket, the court denied both parties' petitions for review in Bullock v. Philip Morris. Justice Kennard voted to grant Philip Morris's petition on the first issue presented, which involved the proper scope of retrial when a court vacates a punitive damages award and it is not possible to determine the particular conduct on which the jury based its finding of liability.

For copies of the Supreme Court briefing, see our prior posts:

PM's petition

Bullock's petition

Answer briefs by both parties

Reply briefs by both parties