We address once again the measure of punishment, by means of punitive damages, a State may impose upon a defendant in a civil case. The question is whether, in the circumstances we shall recount, an award of $145 million in punitive damages, where full compensatory damages are $1 million, is excessive and in violation of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment...
STATE FARM MUT. AUTOMOBILE INS. CO. v. CAMPBELL
538 U.S. 408 (2003)
STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE CO. v. CAMPBELL ET AL.
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Argued December 11, 2002.
Decided April 7, 2003.
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KENNEDY, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which REHNQUIST, C. J., and STEVENS, O'CONNOR, SOUTER, and BREYER, JJ., joined. SCALIA, J., p. 429, THOMAS, J., p. 429, and GINSBURG, J., p. 430, filed dissenting opinions.
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