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No More Punitive Damage Caps In Missouri

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Sep 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a stunning hand down on September 9, 2014, a Missouri Appellate Court overturned a statute capping punitive damages.   Punitive damages are designed to punish a wrongdoer in a civil case and make an example of the defendant to the entire community.  In overturning the caps, the court said that a cap was contrary to the 7th amendment right to trial by jury.

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Alvin Wolff

Alvin has been in practice for nearly 40 years. During that time, he has handled over 7000 cases and claims and has tried over 100 cases to a jury verdict. Alvin handles all sorts of injury claims, from car crashes, medical malpractice, slip & trip & falls, to dog bites, incorrect prescri...


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