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Punitives Okay Despite No Other Damages (access required)

A Superior Court verdict of $25,000 in punitive damages to a woman who said her adoptive father sexually abused her for years was affirmed Feb. 5 by the Court of Appeals, even though at trial the plaintiff collected no other expenses or compensatory damages. The case is Hawkins v. Hawkins (North Carolina Lawyers Weekly No. NA0189 ...

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