SB 585 Modifies the calculation of the limitation for punitive damages
Sponsor: Dixon
LR Number: 4475S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 3/26/2014 - Motion to vote bill do pass failed S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2014

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SB 585 - Currently, punitive damages cannot exceed the greater of five hundred thousand dollars or five times the net amount of the judgment awarded to the plaintiff. This act modifies the language to provide that punitive damages cannot exceed the greater of five hundred thousand dollars or five times the net amount of the compensatory damages awarded to the plaintiff.

This act is identical to HB 1482 (2014).

JESSICA BAKER