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Punitive Damages: How Jurors Fail to Promote Efficiency
(Harvard Journal on Legislation, 2002)
Evidence of corporate risk-cost balancing often leads to inefficient punitive damages awards, suggesting that jurors fail to base their decision making on principles of economic efficiency. In this Article, Professor Viscusi ...
The Changing Landscape of Blockbuster Punitive Damages Awards
(American Law and Economics Review, 2009)
This article investigates the determinants of the blockbuster punitive damages awards of at least $100 million. As of the end of 2008, there had been 100 such awards with an average value of $3.0 billion. The U.S. Supreme ...
The Blockbuster Punitive Damages Awards
(Emory Law Journal, 2004)
This paper provides an analysis of sixty-four punitive damages awards of at least $100 million. Based on an inventory of these cases, there is evidence that these blockbuster awards are highly concentrated geographically, ...
The Challenge of Punitive Damages Mathematics
(The Journal of Legal Studies, 2001)
Proposals to provide juries with specific numerical instructions for setting punitive damages should bring greater rationality to punitive damages awards. This approach is tested using evidence from 353 jury-eligible ...