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Doing Business in the U.S.A. 1: The Perils of Punitive Damages in the Legal System

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Course #: ENIB0001R


The imposition of punitive, as opposed to compensatory, damages in litigation in the United States legal system is probably unparalleled in the legal systems of other nations.  Punitive damages are, in effect, the assessment of a governmental fine or penalty in a civil case that is awarded to a private civil litigant.  Historically a creature of state law, punitive damages have become subject to federal judicial rules and guidelines in the past ten years.  This course will explain the history, purpose, and risks of punitive damages in U.S. litigation.


Who should attend?

This lecture will be valuable for any lawyer seeking a better understanding of punitive damages, their history and their continuing effect on the practice of law and business in the U.S. The greatest beneficiaries will be associate-level attorneys and international lawyers who represent clients with interests inside the U.S.


What you will receive:

  • An understanding of the roles of federal and state courts with respect to punitive damages.
  • The primary United States Supreme Court decisions on punitive damages.
  • A list of the factors used to review punitive damages under the United States Constitution.
Recorded: 10/12/2007


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