U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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August 30, 2007

The Ninth Circuit agreed with NCLC and reversed and remanded the case for a new trial.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in case regarding jury instruction in punitive damages case

October 12, 2005

NCLC filed an amicus brief in this appeal of a $52 million punitive damages jury award. NCLC challenged the adequacy of the instructions given by the judge to the jury. The judge did not give adequate guidance to the jury as to the constitutional guideposts for determining the correct award, thereby permitting the jury to punish the defendant for conduct directed at non-parties.

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