WATSON v. JOHNSON MOBILE HOMES, 00-60768
Under BMW of North America, Inc. v. Gore, 517 U.S. 559 (1996), the size of punitive damages award of $700,000 in this case makes it constitutionally infirm and, since there was no pattern of malfeasance on defendants' parts, the punitive damages award was reduced to $150,000.
- Decided 02/27/2002
- Published 02/27/2002
- ROBERT M. PARKER, Circuit Judge:, Before JOLLY and PARKER, Circuit Judges, and MILLS, District Judge.
- United States Fifth Circuit
- For Appellees:
- G. Daniel Evans (argued), The Evans Law Firm, Birmingham, AL, William Emmett Ready, Jr., Ready Law Firm, Meridian, MS, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Ronnie L. Walton (argued), Glover, Young, Walton & Tucker, Meridian, MS, for Defendants-Appellants.