A Colorado state court ruling that said the U.S. Constitution’s excessive fines clause applies to both corporations and individuals was among the cases the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment asked the Supreme Court in November to take the dispute, which involved a workers’ compensation-related fine imposed on a motel owner. Lawyers for Dami Hospitality LLC, represented by Latham & Watkins, also asked the justices to pick up the case.
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