March 23, 2011

Assembly Judiciary Committee rejects bill that would prevent juries from deciding the amount of punitive damages

The Judiciary Committee of the California Assembly has rejected AB 556, which would have given California's trial judges the exclusive authority to decide the appropriate amount of punitive damages, even in cases that are otherwise decided by a jury.

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Proposed bill would require that judges, not juries, determine the amount of punitive damages in California