May 26, 2009

Judge Sotomayor: A Moderate on Business Issues?

According to Business Week, a Justice Sotomayor would be a centrist on business cases, including those involving punitive damages. Business Week quotes Evan Tager of Mayer Brown for the proposition that "on the bench Sotomayor has 'expressed unease' about large punitive awards, yet has upheld large awards 'when the ratio of punitive to compensatory damages is modest.'"