Law Review: Bad Judges – We know the best way to slow down the murderous pillage of the people and the earth is by clipping a feather or two from the wings of the high-flying vultures. The scissors are punitive damage verdicts, damages in an amount commensurate with the crimes the corporations commit. You can’t put a corporate criminal in jail. It has no physical presence. Punitive damages are the only punishment that can be leveled against the corporation in cases in which the wrongdoer has been grossly, intentionally, or criminally negligent.
But no matter how vile the corporate crime, the people, yes, the judges, and even those towering judges on high in the appellate courts have been taught that it is un-American to stop the injuring, the poisoning, and killing of the people and earth with large punitive damage awards. And the U.S. Supreme Court has stepped in to limit punitive-damage awards and thereby protect corporations against the living persons they injure and kill.
Our office will ensure that punitive damages will be asserted when the case has this element. We have cases in our office now where we are able to ask the jury to allow punitive damages in their award to punish, deter and set an example to prevent it from happening again. Call our office at 702.830.7070 for a free consultation to see how we can protect you in the unplanned event someone or something injures you.
The above is from Gerry Spence’s Bloodthirsty Bitches and Pious Pimps of Power page 183.