December 21, 2010

Court of Appeal publishes previously unpublished punitive damages opinion

We previously blogged about Turman v. Turning Point, an unpublished opinion in which the California Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court order striking a plaintiff's claim for punitive damages.  Today the Court of Appeal issued an order publishing that opinion.  The court ordered publication in response to a request from plaintiff's counsel, who undoubtedly requested publication not because of the opinion's discussion of punitive damages, but because of the earlier discussion in the opinion overturning a defense verdict on the plaintiff's claim for compensatory damages.