Punitive Damages: Time for Re-Examination?

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This paper argues for a reconsideration of the place of punitive damages in the law of tort. It is an anomalous doctrine, seeking to impose punishment on a tortfeasor. Traditionally, punishment is associated with the criminal law, not the civil law. It can be hard to rationalise it today.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-37
Number of pages20
JournalTort Law Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes


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