Corralling Punitives: High Court Finds Ratio of Exemplary to Actual Damages Too High

, Texas Lawyer

The sky is not the limit when a jury assesses a large punitive damage award against a civil defendant — even when such damages are justified and not capped by statute — according to a recent Texas Supreme Court decision. Susan Vance (pictured) represents the defendants in a rare civil case in which a jury found that the defendants' actions constituted a crime, triggering the felony exception to the exemplary-damages cap found in Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code §41.008(c)(13).

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