“Really Mean” and “Really Stupid?”

February 6, 2012

  • 115 Damages
  • 115V Exemplary Damages
  • 115k94 Measure and Amount of Exemplary Damages
  • 115k94.6 k. Actual Damage or Compensatory Damages; Relationship and Ratio.

115 DamagesTerms “really mean” and “really stupid,” as they were applied in TXO in evaluating propriety of ratio between compensatory and punitive damages, are removed from lexicon of reviewing amount of punitive damage award.
Alkire v. First Nat. Bank of Parsons, 475 S.E.2d 122 (W. Va. 1996)
Suggested by Chip Smith, Senior Research Librarian; Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love; Charleston, WV