July 19, 2010

Sacramento Trial Court Upholds $28 Million Punitive Damages Award

In May we reported on a case in which a Sacramento jury awarded $1.1 million in compensatory damages and $28 million in punitive damages against a nursing home company. As reported by the Sacramento Bee, the trial judge in that case has denied the defendant's posttrial motions, declining to vacate or reduce the punitive damages award.

We won't comment any further on the case because our firm has been retained to represent the defendant on appeal.