The Supreme Court of the United States has addressed the validity of punitive damages awards many times over the years, but until now has never overturned one based on a claim of excessiveness under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. BMW of North America, Inc. v. Gore is the first case in which the Court reversed and remanded a large punitive damage amount based on those grounds.
Register, Rob S.
"BMW of North America, Inc. v. Gore: The Supreme Court Rejects a Punitive Damage Award on Due Process Grounds,"
Mercer Law Review: Vol. 48
, Article 10.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.mercer.edu/jour_mlr/vol48/iss3/10