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case study chapter 7 State Farm Mutual automobile insurance v Campbell the question is whether, in the circumstances we shall recount, an award of 145 million in punitive damages where full compensatory damages are 1 million, is excessive an in violation of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution state declined to offer the claims of 50,000 to the wrongful death and injury of people, at the fault of their clients (Campbell), after losing in the trial they were faced with 185,000 instead and refused to pay the excess, leaving it to Campbell who they assured, would be relieved of liability. Campells filed a complaint against state farm and was awarded 2.6 million in compensatory damages and 145 million in punitive damages, which was reduced, then reinstated by the state supreme court After appeal, it was determined that the punitive award of 145 million was neither reasonable nor proportionate to the wrong committed, and it was an irrational and arbitrary deprivation of the property of the defendant campbells were awarded 1 million for emotional distress Vaughn v Wal-mart Stores, inc two girl were questioned for shoplifting and their mothers filed suit, and were
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