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‘Game Changer’: Florida Supreme Court Ruling Could Chill Punitive Damages Claims

Punitive damages, long the scourge of businesses named in lawsuits, and a tricky issue for insurers, may soon be much harder to come by in Florida after a recent opinion handed down by the state Supreme Court.

“This will definitely chill plaintiffs’ requests for punitive damages,” said Robert Jarvis, a professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Law in Fort Lauderdale.