March 2, 2009

Washington Legal Foundation Paper on 1-to-1 Ratios

The Washington Legal Foundation has published a short paper that I wrote about the Third Circuit's recent Jurinko decision. The paper focuses on how Jurinko fits into a trend of cases holding that 1-to-1 is the maximum permissible ratio of punitive damages to compensatory damages in cases involving substantial compensatory awards. Footnote 2 lists 10 such cases from the past 2 years.