Precedent suggests punitive damages are unlikely to exceed 10 times compensatory damages — and some cases have suggested a lower ratio than that.
the Supreme Court has shown a reluctance to allow punitive damages that are far out of line with compensatory damages in the same case, he said. The court's general guideline is that the ratio of punitive to com... (more)
Let's say you broke the law (robbed bank, murder, assault, whatever).
I can only speak to the law in California. Really, it doesn't matter what someone's profession is, or if the sexual encounter was brief. It only matters if they have what is considered "extraordinarily high income," and that they are declared to be the father of the child.
If the person has what can be considered an extraordinarily high income, they have... (more)