Spectrum cable ordered to pay north of $7 billion to family of an elderly woman murdered by an installer

$374 million got to be 7 billion how? Crazy high is one thing, did you want to pad that out for a renter’s value?

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The first amount was the compensatory damages. The second amount was punitive damages. They serve separate functions.

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Punitive damages are only meaningful if the dollar amount is high enough to cause real pain to the person or organization forced to pay them.

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It’s difficult to successfully collect damages for hypothetical harm that never came to pass vs. actual harm such as a family member being murdered.

At any rate, those other families weren’t the ones who sued. This was an individual lawsuit, not a class action suit.

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If that were part of my job I would quit my job. Period.
smdh

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