Product Liability, Remedies, Punitive Damages, Due Process, Personal Injury & Tort, Wrongful Death, Tobacco
Whether, in reviewing a jury's award of punitive damages, an
appellate court's conclusion that a defendant's, conduct was highly
reprehensible and analogous to a crime can "override" the
constitutional requirement that punitive damages be reasonably
related to the plaintiffs harm.
Whether due process permits a jury to punish a defendant for the
effects of its conduct on non-parties.