(CC 16CV40959) (SC S069417).

544 P.3d 342 (2024)

372 Or. 27

Robert TREBELHORN, Petitioner on Review, and Attorney General, Judgment Creditor, v. PRIME WIMBLEDON SPE, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company; and Prime Administration, LLC, a Delaware Limited liability company, dba Prime Group, dba Wimbledon Square, dba Wimbledon Square Apartments, Respondents on Review, and Andrea Swenson, Defendant.

Supreme Court of Oregon.

February 15, 2024.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kathryn H. Clarke , Portland, argued the cause for petitioner on review. Mark McDougal , Kafoury & McDougal, Portland, filed the brief for petitioner on review. Also on the brief was Gregory Kafoury.

Raffi Melkonian , Wright Close & Barger, LLP, Houston, Texas, argued the cause for respondents on review. Matthew C. Casey , Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, Portland, filed the brief for respondents on review. Also on the brief were Jessica Z. Barger , Raffi Melkonian , and Brian J. Cathey , Wright Close & Barger, LLP, Houston, Texas.

Kristian Roggendorf, The Zalkin Law Firm P.C., San Diego, California, filed the brief for amicus curiae Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.

Before Flynn, Chief Justice, and Duncan, Garrett, James, and Masih, Justices, and Kistler and Balmer, Senior Judges, Justices pro tempore.

This case requires us to determine whether the jury assessed a "grossly excessive" amount of punitive damages, contrary to the prohibition of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment against arbitrary deprivations of liberty or property. Plaintiff suffered a serious knee injury at his apartment complex when his leg punched...

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