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Philip Morris USA v. Williams
No. 05-1256
    Philip Morris USA v. Mayola Williams


    Product Liability, Remedies, Punitive Damages, Due Process, Personal Injury & Tort, Wrongful Death, Tobacco
  1. 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.

  2. Whether due process permits a jury to punish a defendant for the effects of its conduct on non-parties.


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    Parties Counsel of Record

For Petitioner Philip Morris USA:

Andrew L. Frey
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, LLP
New York, NY
For Respondent Mayola Williams:
Robert S. Peck
Center for Const. Litigation
Washington, DC


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