Complex Litigation

'The Impropriety of Punitive Damages in Mass Torts': Highlights, Observations

, New York Law Journal


Complex Litigation columnist Michael Hoenig writes: When a scholar of such superior mettle as Cornell Professor of Law Emeritus James A. Henderson Jr. warns against the law crossing the bounds of propriety in mass tort case handling, we ought to pay attention. He recently wrote that despite the legitimacy of punitive damages and mass torts when employed separately, "loud warning signals should sound when, as with drinking and driving, they are combined."

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