On Jan. 31 of this year, the Supreme Court of Oregon, on remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, reinstated the entire $79.5 million punitive damages award that the Court had overturned nearly one year earlier in Philip Morris USA v. Williams. Appellate litigator Howard J. Bashman examines this turn of events, and reflects on the implied lessons for litigation associates and others.
Not Even U.S. Supreme Court Victory Can Vanquish $79.5 Million Punitive Award Against Philip Morris
Special to Law.com
February 11, 2008