August 17, 2008

Senator McCain Sought $1 Million in Punitive Damages

My co-blogger Jeremy Rosen has noted that Senator Obama won an appeal involving a modest punitive damages award. Now comes this story from the Associated Press indicating that Senator McCain also had a personal connection to a punitive damages case. According to the story, McCain and his ex-wife Carol filed a lawsuit in 1990 against a property management firm, claiming the firm had mistakenly removed some family treasures from a garage that they shared with an adjacent townhouse. The complaint asked for $1 million in punitive damages. The parties settled the case for an undisclosed amount.