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Lompe v. Sunridge Partners, LLC -F.3d-, 2016 WL 1274898 (10th Cir. April 1, 2016)

Apr 1, 2016

Tenant successfully sued defendants for CO poisoning from malfunctioning furnace, and was awarded $1.95 MM in compensatory damages, and $22.5 MM in punitive damages. The court of appeals remitted punitive damages from $22.5 MM to $1.95 MM, finding the reduced amount of punitive damages was “reasonable and proportionate” to the harm suffered, and that a higher amount would have been “greater than reasonably necessary to punish and deter.”