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Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This casenote examines the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in BMW v. Gore, in which the Court struck down a jury award of punitive damages as being unreasonably large in violation of substantive due process. This Note traces the history of challenges to punitive damage awards through Supreme Court cases, including BMW v. Gore. It then analyzes BMW v. Gore, particularly the Court's misguided attempt at providing a guide for punitive damage awards and the dismal implications from the Court's actions. It concludes that the better approach for the Court to have taken would have been to focus on procedural due process concerns.

First Page

219

Last Page

238

Publication Date

11-1-1997

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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