Punitive Damages: Perception and reality

James Goudkamp and Eleni Katsampouka provide an in-depth guide to punitive damages ‘The complaint that punitive damages awards are excessive seems to be unjustified.’ Compensatory damages are awarded to compensate the claimant for loss suffered. By contrast, punitive damages are awarded in order to punish the defendant for his or her contumelious disregard of the …
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