BMW of North America, Inc. v. Gore (94-896), 517 U.S. 559 (1996)
Can anyone please explain to me how this does not "shock the law student conscience?" How could a court even *consider* allowing ONE person to recover punitive damages on behalf of MANY people in ALL 50 states for apparent "fraudulent business practice" which was reduced to 25 states after research showed this is prudent businessmanship in those states. I am not talking about the reasoning of a Class Action suit, but this particular case says to me that Alamaba is a Shama.
One Car = $4k in damages + $4 million dollars in punitive for every car sold to other people (reduced to $2mil).
Talk about a windfall!
What say you, counsel?