Cases & Deals

Business groups file amici curiae brief in support of Georgia General Assembly's power to cap punitive damages

Client(s) U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Inc.; American Tort Reform Association

On behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and the American Tort Reform Association, Jones Day filed an amici curiae brief in the Georgia Supreme Court arguing that the Georgia Constitution's jury-trial right does not prohibit a legislative cap on punitive damages. The brief principally argues that the jury-trial right is procedural rather than substantive in nature, and that even if it has a substantive component, it does not extend to determining the proper amount of punitive damages, which is not a factual question but rather a policy question that may be decided by the General Assembly.

Taylor v. The Devereux Foundation, No. S22A1060 (Ga.)