March 23, 2010

Pennsylvania Jury Awards $95 Million in Punitive Damages Against Mass Murderer

According to this press release on New York Injury News, a jury in Pennsylvania has awarded $95 million in punitive damages against a former nurse who admitted to killing 29 people and attempting to kill six more by administering lethal doses of drugs. It would be awfully difficult to argue against a big punitive damages award in a case like that. Unfortunately for the plaintiffs, the defendant has no assets, so they're not likely to see a penny of this award. Unless, of course, the defendant writes a book about his experiences, but a killer would never do something like that, right?