March 3, 2009

Media Frenzy Surrounds Supreme Court Argument on Maritime Punitive Damages

OK, not really. As far as I can tell, the mainstream media is completely ignoring yesterday's oral argument in Atlantic Sounding Co. v. Townsend. Even the blogosphere is silent. You know a case is really obscure when it makes it to the U.S. Supreme Court and nobody cares.

For what it's worth, I got the impression from the oral argument transcript that the court is likely to rule that punitive damages are not available in maintenance and cure cases.