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Run Aground Again: The <i>Exxon Valdez</i>'s Collision With the Supreme Court's Punitive Damages Jurisprudence

Editors' Summary


After 20 years of litigation, the Supreme Court's decision in the Exxon Valdez case established a new constraint on punitive damages. The decision will impact the future of punitive damage awards in...

Punitive Damages Claims in Environmental Tort Cases: Lessons From Johansen v. Combustion Engineering, Inc.

Claims for punitive damages in environmental tort cases raise a number of interesting state-law and constitutional issues. Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit had the occasion to address some of these issues in...

Stigma Damages in Environmental Cases: Developing Issues and Implications for Industrial and Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Editors' Summary: Environmental litigation is witnessing an increasing number of claims for "stigma" damages, which arise when the value of real property decreases due to a public perception that the property is contaminated or...