Day: November 18, 2021

NJ Supreme Court Punitive Damages against a Public Entity

In Pritchett v. State (A-5-20/084451) (Decided August 12, 2021), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that trial courts reviewing a punitive damages award issued by a jury against a public entity defendant must apply heightened scrutiny. Facts of Pritchett v. State Plaintiff Shelly Pritchett worked for the Juvenile Justice