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Friday, March 28, 2003

Dardinger Case Update - No Challenge to Unusual Ruling on Punitive Damages

Rather than try to get the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case, Anthem, Inc. has agreed to pay a $30 million dollar judgment that was affirmed by the Ohio Supreme Court. The Indystar has the story. The unusual aspect of the Ohio Supreme Court decision was the court's common law adoption of a split of the punitive damage awards, requiring that a part of it go to a charitable foundation designated by the Court. See the earlier report in Jottings for a link to the decision and why it was unique.

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