June 25, 2014

The availability of punitive damages in maritime cases

Interested in punitive damages in maritime cases?  If so, check out this article by the folks at Blank Rome.  It summarizes how the U.S. Supreme Court's 2009 decision in Atlantic Sounding v. Townsend has created uncertainty about the availability of punitive damages in various types of maritime cases. 

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