Overruled


Surprise!
March 31, 2009, 9:17 am
Filed under: Ian | Tags: ,

csmSupreme Court does not reverse a substantial punitive damages award again Philip Morris, defying my prediction.

Of course, all I know about the case at the moment is that the Court dismissed the writ as improvidently granted, which means there are all kinds of procedural reasons why the case might have been kicked out that have nothing to do with the merits.

UPDATE: Well, the opinion is out, and it is one sentence long.  So no insight there as to why the Court did what it did.

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nice predictions, ian…

any commentary on the hawaii decision? i haven’t read it…

Comment by Marie Anderson

I haven’t read it either, but one of my colleagues pointed out language in the Hawai’i decision which suggests that, henceforth, courts will be wrestling with which verbs are used in ambiguous statutes.

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