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Pennsylvania Supreme Court holds that punitive-damages ratio must be calculated on a per-defendant basis, courts may consider potential harm when assessing ratio’s constitutionality, and ratios above 9 to 1 are not presumptively unconstitutional

July 19, 2023

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U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Pennsylvania Supreme Court to enforce constitutional limits on punitive damages, including single-digit ratio of punitive to compensatory damages

June 10, 2022

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Robert L. Byer and Ryan F. Monahan of Duane Morris LLP and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.

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