The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

March 24, 2011
Read the court order reducing punitive damages in CCPOA case

100602 yolo county gavel.jpgWe reported on Wednesday that a federal judge has reduced what the California Correctional Peace Officers Association must pay for punitive damages in a defamation case from $10 million to about $2.5 million. Judge Lawrence Karlton's Dawe v. Corrections USA, CCPOA, et al. decision can be challenged by the plaintiffs with either a new trial that focuses on the punitive phase of the case or taken to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal.

Here's Karlton's order:
Judge's ruling on damages awarded in Dawe v. CUSA, CCPOA

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