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Punitives Against Employer Can Exceed Employee's Liability (access required)

The size of a punitive damage verdict against a Duke University worker for sex harassment did not limit the punitive award against the school, the Supreme Court held July 13. The first-impression holding affirms $500,000 in punitives against the university for ratifying the worker's misconduct -- even though the worker himself was only assessed $5,000. Duke argued ...

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