The U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in BMW v. Gore (1996) in May. This decision triggered another round of discussions regarding restraints on punitive damages as a part of the overall reform of the U.S. tort system. Here, the authors review the BMW decision and its immediate predecessors to illustrate the essential public policy issues that are associated with proposed limits on punitive damages.
Fred Morgan and Karl Boedecker, “Punitive Damages after BMW v. Gore (1996),” Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 16 (Spring), 163-172. 1997