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The bite of punitive damages



Patti Waldmeir of the Financial Times takes issue with Judge Posner on some questions of punitives and proportionality. Most noteworthy line: "Bedbugs notwithstanding, it is normally a very bad idea to punish defendants for hypothetical wrongdoing that has not been tried in court." (via Lattman).

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.