November 25, 2009

Roby v. McKesson Opinion Will Be Issued Monday, Nov. 30

The California Supreme Court has announced that it will issue its opinion in Roby v. McKesson on Monday, November 3o. One of the issues presented in Roby is:

May an appellate court determine the maximum constitutionally permissible
award of punitive damages when it has reduced the accompanying award of
compensatory damages, or should the court remand for a new determination of
punitive damages in light of the reduced award of compensatory damages?

The Supreme Court issued a pre-argument briefing order suggesting that the court was thinking about remanding the case for a redetermination of the compensatory damages, in which case the court would not reach the punitive damages issues.

Related posts:

Briefs in Roby v. McKesson Now Available on Cal. Supreme Court Website

California Supreme Court Will Hear Oral Arguments in Roby v. McKesson on Sept. 2

Cal. Supreme Court Requests Supplemental Briefing in Roby v. McKesson

CAOC Amicus Brief in California Supreme Court Covers Punitive Damages Issues in Roby v. McKesson