On September 15, 2023, WLF urged the Kentucky Court of Appeals to reverse an unreasonable punitive-damages award. WLF’s brief shows that the evidence did not support punitive damages because the defendants’ overzealous pursuit of potential fraud did not amount to oppression, fraud, malice, or gross negligence.  WLF’s brief also explains why the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause limits punitive damages to the amount of compensatory damages when the compensatory-damages award is substantial. Here, the $21 million punitive-damages award was over 15 times the compensatory-damages award.  WLF’s brief was filed with the pro bono assistance of Byron N. Miller of Thompson Miller & Simpson PLC.


WLF amicus brief