Punitive damages nixed, compensatory left intact
MADISON, Wis. -- A state appeals court Tuesday threw out a $94 million punitive damage award to the families of three ironworkers killed when a crane collapsed during the construction of Milwaukee's Miller Park.
The 1st District Court of Appeals left intact a $27 million award for compensatory damages. But the judges voted 2-1 that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of America did not intentionally cause the deaths of three ironworkers nor was its conduct certain to cause injury.
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