May 14, 2010

Sacramento Jury Awards $28 Million in Punitive Damages

The Sacramento Bee is reporting that a Sacramento jury has awarded $1.1 million in compensatory damages and $28 million in punitive damages against Horizon West Healthcare, a nursing home company. The plaintiffs claimed that Horizon was responsible for the death of their 79-year-old mother. With a ratio like that (25.5 to 1), this award is going down.

Hat tip: Fred Pilot