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Court of Appeals — Punitive Damages: Marinaccio v. Town of Clarence

New York State Court of Appeals Punitive Damages Unintentional Consequence of Volitional Conduct Marinaccio v. Town of Clarence No. 31 Judge Lippman Background: On appeal, the court was asked to determine whether there was sufficient evidence to find the defendant ...

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Fourth Department — Property Damage: Marinaccio v. Town of Clarence

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Property Damage Punitive Damages Marinaccio v. Town of Clarence CA 10-00292 Appealed from Supreme Court, Erie County Background: The plaintiff had commenced an action for trespass, private nuisance and the flooding of his property. The water ...

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Fourth Department — Adverse Possession: West v. Hogan

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Adverse Possession Punitive Damages West v. Hogan CA 10-01586 Appealed from Family Court, Lewis County Background: The plaintiffs commenced an action seeking a determination that they had acquired title to certain property by adverse possession. The ...

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Second Circuit — Retaliation: Tepperwien v. Entergy Nuclear Operations

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Retaliation Trivial Harms — Punitive Damages Tepperwien v. Entergy Nuclear Operations 10-1425-cv Judges Katzmann, Chin and Gleeson Background: The plaintiff, a security officer employed by the defendant, alleged that he was sexually ...

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Punitive Damages: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Sterling Jewelers Inc.

U.S. District Court, WDNY Punitive Damages Bifurcated Trial Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Sterling Jewelers Inc. 08-CV-706A Judge Arcara Background: The EEOC brought an action on behalf of female employees currently or formerly employed by the defendant. EEOC made a ...

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