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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.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/27/2002
  • Published 02/27/2002

Judges

  • ROBERT M. PARKER, Circuit Judge:, Before JOLLY and PARKER, Circuit Judges, and MILLS, District Judge.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • 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.