On May 3, 2024, the Kentucky Court of Appeals vacated a damages award against the defendants. This was a victory for WLF, which submitted an amicus brief supporting the defendants.  Although the court did not reach the punitive damages issues, WLF’s brief showed that the evidence did not support an award of punitive damages.  WLF’s brief also explained why the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause limits punitive damages to the amount of compensatory damages when the compensatory-damages award is substantial. WLF’s brief was filed with the pro bono assistance of Byron N. Miller of Thompson Miller & Simpson PLC.


WLF amicus brief