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Title Punitive damages : how juries decide / Cass R. Sunstein [and others] ; with an introduction by George L. Priest
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 285 pages) : illustrations
Contents Overview : what we did and what we found / Reid Hastie -- Shared outrage, erratic awards / Daniel Kahneman, David A. Schkade, Cass R. Sunstein -- Deliberating about dollars : the severity shift / David A. Schkade, Cass R. Sunstein, Daniel Kahneman -- Do plaintiffs' requests and plaintiffs' identities matter? / Reid Hastie, David A. Schkade, John W. Payne -- Judging corporate recklessness / Reid Hastie, David A. Schkade, John W. Payne -- Looking backward in punitive judgments : 20-20 vision? / Reid Hastie, David A. Schkade, John W. Payne -- Corporate risk analysis : a reckless act? / W. Kip Viscusi -- Do people want optimal deterrence? / Cass R. Sunstein, David A. Schkade, Daniel Kahneman -- Deterrence instructions : what jurors won't do / W. Kip Viscusi -- Judging risk and recklessness / W. Kip Viscusi -- Do judges do better? / W. Kip Viscusi -- Putting it all together / Reid Hastie -- What should be done? / Cass R. Sunstein
Summary Over the past two decades, the United States has seen a dramatic increase in the number and magnitude of punitive damages verdicts rendered by juries in civil trials. Probably the most extraordinary example is the July 2000 award of 144.8 billion in the Florida class action lawsuit brought against cigarette manufacturers. Or consider two recent verdicts against the auto manufacturer BMW in Alabama. In identical cases, argued in the same court before the same judge, one jury awarded 4 million in punitive damages, while the other awarded no punitive damages at all. In cases involving accidents
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-277) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Exemplary damages -- United States.
Jury -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Sunstein, Cass R.
LC no. 2001005835
ISBN 0226780163 (electronic bk.)
9780226780160 (electronic bk.)