Thursday, April 20, 2006

Garza Trial: Attorney asks for $1B +

I just shake my head at tactcic like this. From Reuters:

In the Garza trial, the damage request includes $22 million for mental anguish and personal loss and $1 billion in punitive damages.

As was noted in my earlier post, punitive damages in that case have been capped at $750,000 under Texas law, meaning the Plaintiffs could collect no more than that even if the jury awarded the full $1 billion.