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Justice Almon was a member of the Court at that time, but did not participate in the decision. Fund, WL quoting First Am. The Green Oil protective factors include: For guidance in determining the amount of punitive damages that would be proper, we have looked to comparable cases of fraud in the sale of an automobile, particularly American Honda Motor Co.
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Alabama, by statute, provides notice concerning the conduct that will subject one to punitive damages in this state.
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In support of his thesis, Dr. The Court noted, however, that these three factors can be over-ridden if it is "necessary to deter future conduct. It is appropriate, therefore, to reiterate our rejection of a categorical approach.
GE Fuel Cell Sys. The reconsideration standard requires Defendants to set forth concisely the matters or controlling decisions which counsel believes the Court has overlooked and point to matters that might reasonably be expected to alter the conclusion reached by the Court. Applying this guidepost to the facts in BMW, the United States Supreme Court reasoned that due process does not require any exact ratio between punitive and compensatory assessments, but that a high ratio might indicate excessiveness, particularly if the conduct of the defendant was not especially reprehensible.
First, he asserts that the state disclosure statutes supplement, rather than supplant, existing remedies for breach of contract and common law fraud. In JanuaryDr. While each State has ample power to protect its own consumers, none may use the punitive damages deterrent as a means of imposing its regulatory policies on the entire Nation.
In support of his thesis, Dr.
The United States Supreme Court announced, for the first time and by a vote, that a punitive damages award, even one that is the product of a fair trial, may be so large as to violate the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
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Those efforts failed, resulting in the instant motion. Beer Institute, U. The presale refinishing of the car had no effect on its performance or safety features, or even its appearance for at least nine months after his purchase.
Haley and Bruce J. The fact that a multimillion dollar penalty prompted a change in policy sheds no light on the question whether a lesser deterrent would have adequately protected the interests of Alabama consumers.
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The company offers models under the X5, X6, X3 and Z4 series. After respondent Gore purchased a new BMW automobile from an authorized Alabama dealer, he discovered that the car had been repainted.
He brought this suit for compensatory and punitive damages against petitioner, the American distributor of BMW's, alleging, inter alia, that the failure to disclose.
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) has submitted a similar petition, dated October 27,for an ADB system. Since the petitions are similar, we are placing them in the same docket.
However, they may or may not be jointly decided. The Petitioner, BMW of North America, Inc. (Petitioner), appeals, claiming the punitive damages award is grossly excessive.
Synopsis of Rule of Law. The Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution (Constitution) limits the amount recoverable in punitive damages when the damages constitute grossly excessive.Download