November 30, 2009

Cert. Denied in Buell-Wilson

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an order today denying Ford's cert. petition in Buell-Wilson v. Ford. This appears to be the end of the line for Ford, which must now pay $55 million in punitive damages (plus another $27.6 million in compensatory damages). As far as I know that's the largest punitive damages award ever to survive appeal in California.

UPDATE: The Associated Press (via the San Diego Union-Tribune) covers this story here.

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