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Punitive Damages by Numbers: Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker
(Supreme Court Economic Review, 2010)
The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker is a landmark that establishes an upper bound ratio of punitive damages to compensatory damages of 1:1 for maritime cases, with potential implications for other ...
Saving Lives Through Punitive Damages
(Southern California Law Review, 2010)
This Article proposes that the value of statistical life ("VSL ") be used to set the total damages amount needed for deterrence when punitive damages are warranted in wrongful death cases. The appropriate level of total ...