Thursday, October 21, 2010
Short documentary on BMW v. Gore
As I am sure most of the readers of this blog already know, BMW v. Gore, was the first case where the Supreme Court developed an analysis to determine if the amount of punitive damages imposed on a defendant was excessive. It openned the door to other cases in which the Court then continued to develop its approach to the constitutionality of punitive damages. As part of its “Voices of American Law” series, Duke University has produced a 14 minute documentary on this case. The video, as well as links to many relevant documents is available here.