July 12, 2008

Alliance For Justice Responds to Ted Frank's WSJ Op-Ed on Exxon Shipping v. Baker

A few days ago we linked to Ted Frank's Wall Street Journal op-ed on Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker. Justice Watch, a blog maintained by the Alliance for Justice, responds to that op-ed in a post entitled "WSJ Editorial Attempts to Exonerate Exxon." The Justice Watch blog post criticizes Frank for suggesting that state legislatures should impose restrictions on punitive damages. It also criticizes the Supreme Court's opinion in Exxon Shipping Co. for reducing the the punitive damages to the point that they no longer have any deterrent value.