Punitive Damages

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NJ Woman Sues Dunkin’ Donuts After Getting Burns From Hot Cider

The lawsuit is seeking punitive damages because attorney Amos Gern said his client sustained permanent scars on her thighs.

02/21/2014

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Lawsuit Seeks Punitive Damages Over GWB Lane Closures

Gov. Chris Christie, Bridget Anne Kelly, Bill Baroni, David Wildstein and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are named as defendants in the lawsuit. The complaint says the defendants partook in “willful, wanton, arbitrary and egregious official conduct.”

01/10/2014

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Woman Who Suffered Severe Injuries In Drunk-Driving Crash Sues Bar For Negligence

The lawsuit filed in Middlesex County against Martell’s Tiki Bar in Point Pleasant Beach says they should have known 26-year old Ashley Chieco of Wood-Ridge was drunk when they kept serving her in mid-August.

11/08/2013

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Jury To Rule On Punitive Damages In Controversial Case On Racial Slurs

A federal jury has rejected an argument that the use of the N-word among blacks can be a culturally acceptable term of love and endearment, ruling instead that its use in the workplace is hostile and discriminatory no matter what.

09/03/2013