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February 28, 2007

Agreeing with NCLC, the California intermediate appellate court published its decision.

U.S. Chamber urges California court to publish guidance on excessive punitive damages awards

February 15, 2007

NCLC filed an amicus letter urging the California intermediate appellate court to publish its recent decision applying the principles articulated in State Farm v. Campbell to a case involving a fraudulent commercial transaction. Unlike the practice in federal courts, litigants may not cite to unpublished opinions in California courts. NCLC believed that this opinion, if published, would offer useful guidance to lower courts as to the significance of State Farm’s instruction that punitive damages should be limited in cases involving economic injury and significant compensatory damages.

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