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dc.contributor.authorPerrecone, Frank A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFabiano, Lisa R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-05T20:29:09Z
dc.date.available2019-11-05T20:29:09Z
dc.date.issued2008-07
dc.identifier.citationFrank A. Perrecone and Lisa R. Fabiano, The Federalization of Punitive Damages and the Effect on Illinois Law, 28 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 537 (2008).en_US
dc.identifier.issn0734-1490
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/20574
dc.description.abstractPunitive damages have traditionally been a matter of state law, left to state courts and legislatures to review and regulate. But in the midst of the tort reform movement of the 1990s, the United States Supreme Court took sides in the policy debate, fashioning a novel substantive due process right limiting punitive damage awards and suppressing the power of juries to punish and deter egregious conduct. This article traces the evolution of the federalization of punitive damages based on questionable authority, criticizes the Supreme Court's intrusion into an area of state law, demonstrates how Supreme Court precedent has been misapplied by lower courts, and suggests a methodology for practitioners to withstand a constitutional due process challenge to the size of a punitive damage award.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois University Law Reviewen_US
dc.subjectpunitive damagesen_US
dc.subjecttort reformen_US
dc.subjectstate lawen_US
dc.subjectUnited States Supreme Courten_US
dc.subjectdue processen_US
dc.subjectfederalizationen_US
dc.subjectprecedenten_US
dc.subjectIllinoisen_US
dc.titleThe Federalization of Punitive Damages and the Effect on Illinois Lawen_US
dc.type.genreArticleen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentOtheren_US


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