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Florida Supreme Court holds that under applicable Florida statutes, trial court in wrongful death action abused its discretion by denying remittitur of punitive damages award

January 05, 2023

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U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief

January 07, 2022

The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief that the $16 million punitive damages award in this case – 106.7 times the compensatory damages award – is inconsistent both with federal constitutional due process requirements and with Florida-law precedents and statutory provisions that require a reasonable relationship between punitive damages awards and compensatory damages. Joseph H. Lang, Jr. of Carlton Fields, P.A. and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.

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