Tuttle v. Raymond, III
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
494 A.2d 1353 (1985)
Ralph Raymond, III (defendant) injured Hattie Tuttle (plaintiff) in a car accident. Evidence indicated that Raymond was speeding and went through a red light just before the accident. Tuttle sued Raymond for damages. Raymond admitted liability. The trial court submitted the issue of punitive damages to the jury. The jury returned a verdict for Tuttle, awarding $50,000 in compensatory damages and $22,000 in punitive damages. Raymond appealed the award of punitive damages, arguing that Maine should abandon the rule that permitted such damages.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Violette, J.)
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