TITLE

NECESSARY PROTECTION: AN EXAMINATION OF THE STATE FARM V. CAMPBELL STANDARDS TEST AND WHY ECONOMICALLY EFFICIENT RULES DO NOT WORK AT THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN DUE PROCESS AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES

AUTHOR(S)
Thomas, Daniel F.
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Albany Law Review;2006, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p367
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the application of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003 to place substantive limitations on punitive damages awards in civil cases. It discusses the elements and purpose of both the due process clause and punitive damages awards. It recalls the Supreme Court cases leading up to Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) of North America Inc. versus Gore in which the Court presented its guidelines for examining punitive damages awards.
ACCESSION #
23874843

 

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