February 6, 2009

NFL Players Association Appeals Punitive Damages Award

We previously blogged about a judgment against the NFL Players Association for $7.1 million in compensatory damages and $21 million in punitive damages. The Associated Press is now reporting (via ESPN) that the Players Association has filed a notice of appeal. Perhaps this case will give the Ninth Circuit an opportunity to clear up the confusion about its policy regarding the appropriate remedy for excessive punitive damages.

Hat tip: ProFootballTalk.com