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Did Cooper v. Leatherman Require State Appellate Courts to Apply a De Novo Standard of Review for Determining the Constitutional Excessiveness of Punitive Damages Claim?: Aken v. Plains Electric Generation & Transmission Cooperative, Inc.

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Did Cooper v. Leatherman Require State Appellate Courts to Apply a De Novo Standard of Review for Determining the Constitutional Excessiveness of Punitive Damages Claim?: Aken v. Plains Electric Generation & Transmission Cooperative, Inc.

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Title: Did Cooper v. Leatherman Require State Appellate Courts to Apply a De Novo Standard of Review for Determining the Constitutional Excessiveness of Punitive Damages Claim?: Aken v. Plains Electric Generation & Transmission Cooperative, Inc.
Author: Blackwell, Cynthia
Subject: Due Process
Punitive Damages
State Appellate Courts
De Novo Standard
New Mexico Supreme Court
State Courts
State Court Decisions
Federal Courts
Federal Court Decisions
United States Supreme Court
Supreme Court Decisions
Abstract: This note examines the rationale, in both the Cooper and Aken decisions, for changing the substantive due process standard of review for punitive damages and assesses the potential implications that arise in the wake of the Aken decision with respect to the role of the jury and the impact on appellate and trial courts in New Mexico.
Date: 2004
Description: 70 p. ; This student paper has been awarded the 2004 Don G. McCormick Prize.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/2932


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