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Appeal From the United States District Court For the Southern District of Mississippi

Defendants-Appellants Johnson Mobile Homes and William P. Johnson (“Defendants”) appeal the district court’s refusing to set aside the jury’s award of punitive damages as not supported by the evidence or to remit as constitutionally excessive. They also argue that Plaintiffs’ claim for intentional breach of contract against Johnson must fail as a matter of law. We conclude that the evidence in this case supports the jury’s awarding punitive damages, but we agree that the amount awarded is constitutionally excessive. We therefore reverse in part the district court’s denial of Defendants’ motion for judgment as a matter of law and remit the jury’s punitive damages award. In all other respects, we affirm.

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