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Punitive damages are designed to punish and make an example of the defendant to deter similar future conduct. For example Congress authorized punitive damages of up to $300,000 against employers in discrimination cases where an employer has engaged in intentional discrimination and has done so "with malice and reckless indifference to [the employee] federally protected rights." Last November’s award to Rosario Juarez, 43, who was demoted, retaliated

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