Plaintiffs who prevail in suits against government agencies under the Law Against Discrimination can seek punitive damages, the state Supreme Court ruled last week.

In a 4-3 vote, the Court, in Cavuoti v. New Jersey Transit Corp., A-17/18-98 [digested in this issue at page 82], remanded the case for a new trial because of errors in jury instructions, but said in its per curiam opinion that Joseph Cavuoti still would be allowed to seek punitive damages if he prevails for a second time.

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