Tennessee’s Punitive Damages Cap Declared Unconstitutional

T.C.A. § 29-39-104, a Tennessee state statute which caps punitive damages at 2x awarded compensatory damages, or $500,000, whichever is greater, was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Friday. In the opinion, Judge Eric Clay says, “On cross-appeal, plaintiff argues that the statutory punitive damages cap, T.C.A. § […]