A federal judge said BP must indemnify Transocean for some compensatory damage
claims over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
They are awarded only in situations where there is gross or aggravated negligence and not in ordinary negligence, where compensatory damages
constitute the usual remedy.
Campbell, the Supreme Court joined the discussion of "excessive" punitive damages and held that such damages generally cannot exceed compensatory damages
by more than a single-digit ratio.
In Phase II, the jury came in with $287 million in compensatory damages
to some of the Plaintiffs--other Plaintiffs had settled their compensatory claims for $22.
are those which are most directly related to a contractor's failure to complete a project.
Of Homeland Security) overturned $576,000 of the compensatory damages
Although a state statute limited compensatory damages
to out-of-pocket expenses, the jury also awarded $1.
It made clear that awards exceeding a single-digit ratio of punitive to compensatory damages
are presumptively unconstitutional.
The court also reduced compensatory damages
Fullerton, CA 9/24/03 and Singapore, 9/24/03--A California superior court jury has awarded Beckman Coulter $931 million in punitive damages and $3 million in compensatory damages
in its lawsuit against Flextronics International and Flextronics USA.
The decision in Gore had not said a particular ratio between punitive and compensatory damages
would be acceptable, but State Farm v.
7m in compensatory damages
to former shareholders of the US company REN Corporation.
The first tier limits punitive damages to $1 million or three times the amount of compensatory damages
, whichever is greater, in cases where an employer participated in the wrongful conduct, condoned or ratified the conduct, or if the employer engaged in gross negligence that contributed to the injury.
IBM argues that it had alerted Informix to its patents and is seeking compensatory damages
7 times the actual hours her lawyers spent on the case multiplied by a prevailing hourly rate--even though the jury awarded her only $50,000 in compensatory damages