December 2, 2013

Daily Journal op-ed: "Punitive damages: too big to pass muster, sometimes"

Today's Daily Journal has an article (subscription required) by Judge Rex Heeseman of the Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Judge Heeseman was written several editorials on the topic of punitive damages.  In this one, he discusses some of the published California decisions on punitive damages, including Nickerson, Davis, and NevarrezHe concludes that none of these cases can be described as "blockbusters." I tend to agree, although I think there's a chance the California Supreme Court may take an interest in Nevarrez.

You can read our posts on those opinions at the links below.

Related posts:

Court of Appeal reissues opinion approving jury instruction on clear and convincing evidence (Nevarrez v. San Marino Skilled Nursing)

Court of Appeal orders reduction of $19M punitive damages award to $350,000 (Nickerson v. Stonebridge) - PART II

Court of Appeal orders reduction of $19M punitive damages award to $350,000 (Nickerson v. Stonebridge) - PART I

Court of Appeal reverses order granting summary adjudication of punitive damages in harassment case (Davis v. Kiewit)