More on Punitive Damages
The Supreme Court took a big step with regard to insurance in a case that never mentions the word insurance. The court found—simply and logically—that punitive damages cannot be awarded for breach of contract. In so deciding, the California Supreme Court has thrown into question a long line of cases that changed a simple breach of contract into a tort by allowing awards of punitive damages against insurers who had breached the covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
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