Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co. v. Haslip et al.
Significance, Punitive Damages
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Cleopatra Haslip, et al.
That the punitive damages awarded by an Alabama State jury were excessive, and the decision was unconstitutional because it violated Fourteenth Amendment's guarantee of due process.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Bruce A. Beckman
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Bruce J. Ennis, Jr.
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun (writing for the Court), Anthony M. Kennedy, Thurgood Marshall, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White
Sandra Day O'Connor (David H. Souter did not participate)
Date of Decision
4 March 1991
Upheld the decision of the Alabama trial jury and the Alabama Supreme Court, that the punitive damages awarded were not excessive or unconstitutional.
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