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Punitive Damages

Damages

Monetary compensation or sum of money that the law imposes to a person or party for a breach of some duty or violation of some right… 201 more words

004 The Legal Profession

No Way to Run a Railroad: Metro North Hit With Large Fine for Retaliation Against Injured Worker

Retaliating against employees who report workplace injuries is a costly proposition, as a major rail line in the Northeastern U.S. has discovered.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that Metro North Commuter Rail has been ordered to pay a retaliation victim a total of $250,000 in punitive damages, $10,000 in compensatory damages and to cover reasonable attorney fees.  217 more words

In re Paschal

(Bankr. W.D. Ky. Nov. 5, 2014)

The bankruptcy court awards the chapter 13 debtor attorney fees and punitive damages to be paid by the creditor for its willful violation of the automatic stay. 53 more words

Bankruptcy Court For Western District Of Kentucky

Debt Collection A to Z: K is for Knowingly

We all make mistakes and they carry consequences.  Forgiveness can be applied in certain situations.  However, knowingly doing things that violate the law is a different matter.  144 more words

Consumer Law/Consumer Protection

Liticaphobia

Liticaphobia is the fear of lawyers or being sued. Seems like a reasonable fear given the suit happy culture in which we all live. Many people believe their ills, mistakes, sickness, and bad judgment can be rewarded by lawyers who no longer chase ambulances – they advertise on TV. 294 more words

Social/political Commentary

In re Polston

(Bankr. W.D. Ky. Oct. 21, 2014)

The bankruptcy court awards the debtor $2,369 in attorney fees and punitive damages to be paid by the secured creditor, who failed to appear at the stay violation hearing. 37 more words

Bankruptcy Court For Western District Of Kentucky