Punitive Damages in Cook County Trials 2010-15

PUNITIVE DAMAGES IN COOK COUNTY TRIALS (2010-15)
 
1881 Cook County Law Division jury verdicts reported
30 of those verdicts included an award of punitive damages, or 1.6% of the trials
Punitive damages awards ranged from $1 (an auto PI intoxicated driver) to $21 million (an
undefended sexual abuse trial), with a median award of $110,000
 
INTOXICATED DRIVER DEFENDANTS AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES
 
17 Cook County auto PI verdicts were reported alleging that defendant driver was intoxicated
2 of those verdicts included an award of punitive damages ($1 and $2500)
 

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Jury Verdict Reporter, @  Division of Law Bulletin Media.