February 21, 2014

Are Canadian Punitive Damages Awards on the Rise?

A Mondaq.com article by law firm Norton Rose Fulbright reports a trend towards rising punitive damages awards in Canada. As evidence of the trend, the article discusses recent awards of $4.5 million, $200,000, and $500,000.  Everything is relative; such awards would not provide any evidence of "rising" punitive damages in California.