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Supreme Court to Resolve Punitive Damages for Jones Act Seamen

On December 7, 2018, the United States Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari in Dutra Group v. Batterton (18-266). As we reported on August 13, 2018, the Ninth Circuit ruled earlier this year in Batterton v. Dutra Group, __ … Continue reading

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New Jersey Court Strikes Punitive Damage Bar in Employment Arbitration Agreement

The New Jersey Appellate Division has reversed a trial court’s determination that barred an employee from pursuing punitive damages in an arbitration proceeding.  While reversing the trial court’s determination concerning the issue of punitive damages, the court affirmed the trial … Continue reading

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Lewis v. American Sugar, Part III: racist intent and punitive damages

This is Part III of my discussion of Lewis v. American Sugar Refining, a district court ruling that issued post-trial on August 17. That decision is embedded with some important issues for those of you who litigate Title VII and … Continue reading

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Circuits Split on Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness

An overriding premise of admiralty and maritime law is the quest for uniformity. Over the centuries, this has proven problematic, as this area of law is largely not based on statute, but on caselaw. This has led the United States … Continue reading

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Multi-Billion Dollar Divorce Battles Wages on with “Punitive” Real Estate Purchases

Earlier this year, we blogged about the acrimonious divorce raging between “Bond King” Bill Gross and his wife, Sue. When we last reported on this ongoing dispute, Sue had taken an original Picasso painting out of the home she and … Continue reading

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