• Supreme Court Limits Punitive Damages Available Under Maritime Law
  • August 26, 2008 | Authors: Gabrielle Sigel; Michael Robert Strong
  • Law Firm: Jenner & Block LLP - Chicago Office
  • On June 25, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court held that, under maritime law, punitive damages are limited to at most a 1:1 ratio to compensatory damages when the defendant's conduct is reckless, but not of a higher culpability.