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in Louisiana and Texas


504 596 6777

  • Punitive damages as opposed to compensatory damages are imposed as punishment for bad faith, wanton, outrageous, or reckless actions towards the plaintiff in a civil suit. However, punitive damages are used to not just to chastise a defendant for outrageous misconduct, but to deter the offending party and others from behaving in a similar manner in the future.