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  • n  being reprehensible; worthy of and deserving reprehension or reproof

  • Stephen Breyer in International Herald Tribune
    States must "provide assurances that juries are not asking the wrong question ...... seeking, not simply to determine reprehensibility, but also to punish for harm caused strangers," Breyer said.
  • Martha Lee Walters in The Associated Press
    But Walters noted that "a jury may consider evidence of harm to others when assessing the reprehensibility of the defendant's conduct and the appropriate amount of a punitive damages verdict."
  • Andrew Kleinfeld in Taipei Times
    We do so because, in assessing the reprehensibility of Exxon's misconduct ...... there are several mitigating facts,judges Mary Schroeder and Andrew Kleinfeld wrote.

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