January 22, 2010

Cal. Supreme Court Denies Review in Fariba v. Dealer Services

The California Supreme Court has denied review in a case we blogged about last October, Fariba v. Dealer Services. In that published opinion, the Court of Appeal affirmed an order granting directed verdict for the defendant on the issue of punitive damages. The court concluded that a directed verdict was appropriate because no reasonable jury could have found by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant acted in conscious disregard of the plaintiff's rights, given that the plaintiff's theory of liability turned on a legal issue of first impression.

Click here to view the California Supreme Court's online docket for this case.