On Feb. 19, The Law & Economics Center at Antonin Scalia Law School held the “Symposium on the Economics and Law of Civil Remedies: Developments in Damages and Nationwide Injunctions.”

The event brought together a diverse group of scholars and experts in four panels to discuss critical remedies-related topics facing lawyers, litigants, judges, state attorneys general, state and federal government administrators, federal and state legislators, and others today. Topics included nationwide injunctions, punitive damages, high damage awards and their causes and consequences, methods of calculating damages including recent controversies over medical finance and phantom damages, and proposed and enacted legislative interventions in each of these categories.

The third panel of the day addressed “The Controversy over Trends in High Damage Awards: A Discussion on Causes and Consequences” and the panelists were:

  • David Ball, Trial Consultant, Malekpour & Ball Litigation Strategy
  • Mark A. Behrens, Co-Chair, Public Policy Practice Group, Shook Hardy & Bacon
  • John H. Beisner, Partner, Litigation, Mass Torts, Insurance, and Consumer Litigation, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Laura Frank Sedrish, Partner, Jacoby & Meyers
  • Moderator: Brock A. Swartzle, Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals

Watch a video of the panel below.

Pauline Toboulidis

The American Law Institute

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