Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
Icicle Seafoods, Inc. v. Clausen
Issue(s): (1) Whether, in determining the ratio between compensatory and punitive damages for purposes of applying federal limits on punitive damages, court-awarded attorney’s fees are properly included as compensatory damages; and (2) whether, and to what extent, punitive damages in maritime cases may exceed the 1:1 ratio between compensatory and punitive damages applied by the Court’s Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker decision.
Certiorari stage documents:
Recommended Citation: Ben Cheng, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 19, 2012, 10:57 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/07/petition-of-the-day-315/