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February 19, 2007

Oregon Punitives Award Thrown Out by Supreme Court

By Michael Krauss

The Supreme Court just overturned the $79.5 M Oregon punitives award against Philip Morris USA, in a 5-4 decision. Justice Breyer, for the court, ruled that assigning punitives based on damages suffered by non-plaintiffs was the equivalent of a "taking of property from the defendant without due process."

More when a link to the decision is available, and when I have been able to read it.

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