Runaway Juries

Civil cases are cases in which a party generally seeks money damages to compensate for a wrong that was done to him or her or an injury caused to him or her. Are juries awarding excessive damages in these cases? How should we decide what is a frivolous lawsuit? What do you think of the McDonald’s coffee verdict (discussed on page 323 of your textbook). Should limits be placed on punitive damages – why or why not? The answer should include research and outside sources that should be properly cited using APA style formatting


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