April 6, 2009

Shakespeare, the Supreme Court, and Punitive Damages

Legal Times (via Law.com) has this amusing report about a theater production that took place this evening involving Justices Ginsburg, Alito, and Breyer. Those three, and five lower court judges, presided over a mock argument in a production called Malvolio's Revenge, based on Twelfth Night. The premise is that Malvolio has won a $10 million punitive damages verdict for false imprisonment and the judges must decide if the award is constitutional.

Click here for the event's official website.

UPDATE: The BLT (blog of Legal Times) reports that the court ruled against Malvolio and vacated his $10 million punitive damages award.