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January 2012 Archives

Employment Rights Lawyer Discusses Arkansas' Supreme Court Declaration of Punitive Damages 'Cap' as Unconstitutional

Corporations Don't Behave Unless You Make Them Behave A case that began about negligent contamination of rice with genetically modified rice ended with the Supreme Court of the State of Arkansas striking down a legislative "Cap," or limit, on punitive damages. The Cap was approved by the State's General Assembly in 2003, but the Court's Ruling concluded that this Cap conflicted with the State's Constitutional Prohibition on the General Assembly's ability to enact laws limiting...