In the 2007-08 term, the U.S. Supreme Court returned to areas of the law familiar to its tried-and-true business docket. As it has numerous times in recent terms, the Court addressed issues related to punitive damages, the scope of the civil provisions of the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, pre-emption of state law and arbitration. Although the overall results were not as pro-business as those last term, the decisions again reflected an approach generally sympathetic to business concerns.

PUNITIVE DAMAGES

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