Plaintiffs need not prove entitlement to punitive damages in order to begin discovery of a defendant’s financial condition, a federal judge has ruled.

“It is inefficient to somehow delay discovery on the amount of punitive damages available until after a factual determination on the availability of such damages can be made,” U.S. District Judge James M. Munley of the Middle District of Pennsylvania wrote in his 12-page opinion in Grosek v. Panther Transportation Inc.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]