October 8, 2008

BNA Audioconference on Punitive Damages on Oct. 15

BNA is holding an audioconference on October 15 entitled "The New Course of Punitive Damages After Philip Morris and Exxon Shipping." The program will run from 1:00 to 2:30 PM ET, and will cover the following topics:

  • Examination of what the 2007 decision in Philip Morris USA v. Williams means and how that issue has played out in the courts since the decision.
  • Review of what Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker decided and its implications beyond maritime cases.
  • How the U.S. Supreme Court views empirical studies cited in briefs.
  • What is at issue in the return of the Philip Morris case to the U.S. Supreme Court?
  • What might be the next punitive damage issue the Court could confront?
The speakers will be Robert S. Peck, President of the Center of Constitutional Litigation, and Victor E. Schwartz of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP.

To register for the conference, click here.

Hat tip: TortsProf Blog.