Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

Icicle Seafoods, Inc. v. Clausen

Petition for certiorari denied on October 1, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-1475 Wash. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: (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.

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