HOW DOES COOPER INDUSTRIES V. LEATHERMAN AFFECT THE ALABAMA PRACTITIONER?
Oct 1, 2001
On May 14, 2001, the United States Supreme Court announced its decision in Cooper Indus., Inc. v. Leatherman Tool Group, Inc., 532 U.S. __. 121 S.Ct. 1678 (2001). In that opinion, the Court announced that "courts of appeals should apply a de novo stand of review when passing on district courts' determinations of the constitutionality of punitive damages awards."