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Punitives, 'John Doe' Summons Lead Supreme Court Calendar (access required)

Must nominal damages be awarded before a jury can hand out punitive damages? Case law on the point is unclear but the Supreme Court will settle the question soon. Last week, the high court reviewed Hawkins v. Hawkins, a decision handed down in February by the Appeals Court that upheld a verdict of $25,000 in punitive damages ...

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