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  • wall_st_knight_mare wall_st_knight_mare Oct 3, 2012 3:29 PM Flag

    Vringo wants $700mil....Google said it's worth $200mil

    It's a Jury trial

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    • It is the responsibility of the trial judge, in the first instance, to determine
      whether the case is appropriate for punitive damages,

      i.e. whether the
      question of punitive damages will be submitted to the jury.' The main focus
      of that determination is the nature of the defendant's conduct. The trial
      judge looks for evidence that the defendant acted intentionally, outrageously,
      recklessly or with conscious disregard for the rights of others.
      Such conduct is generally deemed sufficiently egregious to warrant the imposition
      of punitive damages. If the facts can support such a finding, the
      punitive damage issue is allowed to go to the jury.' Once the question has
      been submitted to the jury, the generally accepted rule is that the jury, in its
      sole, unfettered discretion, determines whether to award punitive damages
      and in what amount.' "It is the long settled and uniformly adhered to rule
      in our jurisprudence that the amount of punitory or exemplary damages is
      solely within the discretion of the jury, and, no matter what the sum of their

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Thats even worse.

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