Are you making mistakes that could lead to a 7-figure damages award?

There are few terms in the world of civil litigation more terrifying than "punitive damages." Often unlimited in their potential amount and largely a matter of jury discretion, punitive damages represent how much a jury believes a wrongdoer should pay, not to compensate the victim, but as punishment for its bad behavior. Much like jail time and criminal penalties are intended to deter criminal activity, punitive damages are thought to deter civil wrongs, but they are also supposed to be available only in rare cases that involve particularly outrageous or egregious misconduct.

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