January 28, 2011

Wisconsin governor signs law capping punitive damages

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has signed the bill limiting punitive damages in that state to the greater of $200,000 or double the amount of compensatory damages.  The law will undoubtedly be subject to court challenges, but similar laws in other jurisdictions have mostly survived such attacks.

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