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Punitive damages have long been the subject of debate and the focus of reform efforts at both state and local levels of government. This new Seventh Edition covers all the latest developments in an expanding area of law. The two-volume set covers tort reform state by state, and a wide range of pretrial, trial, and post-trial strategies. To meet the increased demands for information on foreign legal systems as foreign markets consolidate, Punitive Damages also includes a chapter on comparative law. This text, which includes citations to literally thousands of cases and articles, remains a leading authority on the subject of punitive damages and has been cited by many courts and commentators, including numerous times by the Supreme Court of the United States.
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Table of contents
Chapter 1. The History of Punitive Damages
Chapter 2. The Nature and Purpose of Punitive Damages
Chapter 3. The Constitutionality of Punitive Damages
Chapter 4. Preliminary Considerations
Chapter 5. Trial Considerations
Chapter 6. Post-Trial Considerations
Chapter 7. Contracts
Chapter 8. Property
Chapter 9. Torts
Chapter 10. Admiralty
Chapter 11. Aids and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Chapter 12. Aviation Litigation
Chapter 13. Employment Law
Chapter 14. Family Law
Chapter 15. Hazardous Waste
Chapter 16. Nuclear Incidents
Chapter 17. Insurance
Chapter 18. Tax Aspects of Punitive Damages
Chapter 19. Bankruptcy
Chapter 20. State and International Summaries
Chapter 21. Punitive Damages Under Federal Law
Chapter 22. Comparative Law and Punitive Damages
Table of Cases