The <em>National Post</em> quotes Peter Simmons on the heightened scrutiny surrounding punitive damages in US and Canada

The National Post quotes Peter Simmons on the heightened scrutiny surrounding punitive damages in US and Canada

In "Top Courts Put Brakes on Punitive Damages," an article on the heightened scrutiny surrounding punitive damages in the US and Canada, Canada’s National Post quotes New York litigation partner Peter Simmons on the public backlash and legislative reactions to extreme punitive awards.  He says: "There’s no question that there are cases where punitives are right and reasonable.  But the chance on an outlier award makes it hard for anyone to predict what their downside risk is.  Litigation isn’t supposed to be a game of chance or roulette or a lottery."

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