Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP lawyers say Supreme Court took important step in limiting punitive damages
April 9, 2003 - In published news reports, Mayer, Brown Rowe & Maw LLP partners Andrew Frey and Evan Tager noted that the Supreme Court's
decision in State Farm v. Campbell, No. 01-1289, took an important step in limiting excessive punitive damage awards.
This decision helps clarify the meaning of a 1996 case involving BMW, in which the Supreme Court also overturned
a punitive damage award. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP represented BMW in the 1996 case and filed a brief on behalf of
the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the State Farm case.
U.S. Supreme Court Limits Punitive Damages in State Farm Case
By John Hillman, BestWire, April 9, 2003 - (subscription required)
Justices Overturn Big Jury Award Punitive Damages Called Unreasonable
By Edward Walsh and Brooke A. Masters, Washington Post, April 8, 2003
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Evan Tager comments on State Farm punitive damages case
December 11, 2002 - In a published Dow
Jones newswire report, Mayer, Brown Rowe & Maw
LLP partner Evan
Tager noted that the Supreme Court has an opportunity to rein in giant
punitive damage awards.