Punitive Damages: Pacific Mutual v. Haslip

Participants in the case Pacific Mutual v. Haslip met with reporters after arguments on the case were heard by the Supreme Court. The… read more

Participants in the case Pacific Mutual v. Haslip met with reporters after arguments on the case were heard by the Supreme Court. The Court was asked in the case to determine whether extremely large punitive damages were unconstitutional. An insurance company, Pacific Mutual Insurance, had been forced to pay a large sum in punitive damages to a woman who had been led to believe she was covered for medical charges by an independent insurance agent. Pacific Mutual appealed the large fine, saying it was unconstitutionally large. The Supreme Court decided in a vote 7-1 the Constitution did not contain provisions limiting the size of punitive damages. close

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Punitive Damages: Pacific Mutual v. Haslip

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First Aired:
Jul 13, 1991
Last Aired:
Jul 14, 1991

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  • Jul 13, 1991 | 8:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 14, 1991 | 7:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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