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pyooh nuh tiv

  • a  inflicting punishment
    punitive justice
    punitive damages

  • Despatches from Cairo reported that the French have destroyed nearly a third of Damascus and burned 4,000 houses, during "punitive bombardments" and raids upon the rebellious .
  • The Supreme Court upholds a punitive $1 million jury verdict.
  • My entirely conventional impulse would be to go easy on Andrea Yates as one acting under the compulsion of circumstances; and to be enraged and punitive about the cold-blooded .
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  • Fla. court upholds damages in smoking case
    A Florida appeals court is upholding a $20 million punitive damage award won by the widow of a lifelong Florida smoker against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
    June 13, 2013 - WFLX FOX 29
  • SJC orders retrial for $81M in punitive damages in tobacco case
    Massachusetts’ highest court yesterday threw out an $81 million punitive damages award for the family of a late Roxbury woman who was hooked on cigarettes thanks to free samples she got as a child at her Orchard Park playground — but the court found her family can keep $35 million in compensatory damages in a ruling that experts said could make the state a magnet for tobacco suits.
    June 12, 2013 - Boston Herald
  • Mass. court splits decision in cigarette samples case, orders retrial on $81M punitive damages
    BOSTON — The family of a late Boston woman who got free cigarette samples as a child can keep $35 million in compensatory damages, but the state's highest court on Tuesday threw out an $81 million punitive damages award and ordered a new trial on that part of the case.
    June 11, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  • Herb Kohl in Forbes
    Very, very poor quality nursing homes do not deserve to be left untouched or unnoticed,said Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging. "This is not to be punitive. That's not our goal. Our goal is to see to...
  • Stephen Breyer in International Herald Tribune
    To permit punishment for injuring a nonparty victim would add a near standardless dimension to the punitive damages question,Justice Stephen Breyer wrote for the court.
  • Brad Henry in LifeNews.com
    In the absence to a positive response to the generous offer that we provided for our incentives package, we think that the allies will have no choice but to take further measures that would be punitive, given that we don't have a decent and... Dana Perino http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dana_Perino&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGDDj2yzEPA77FNshJ6h82DfxazFg AFP http://www.google.com/url?q=http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5h0e1Ceb5fF-xC_W8TO39VbCiK8Ig&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGqPRmpshg3-DNdKnIt-DGRZBn39w Aug 6, 2008 79009 106391 punitively By requiring these victims and other women to prospectively purchase separate and special abortion insurance before a pregnancy occurs, House Bill 3290 unfairly and punitively limits the health options of these individuals," Henry said.

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