April 26, 2010

Devlin v. Foot & Ankle Doctors: $142,500 in Punitive Damages Affirmed

Nothing earth-shattering here. The California Court of Appeal (Second District, Division Four) concludes in an unpublished opinion that a $142,500 punitive damages is not excessive in relation to a $57,000 compensatory damages award (ratio of 2.5 to one).