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Punitive damages award reduced in defamation case (access required)

Where a jury awarded $1 in compensatory damages and $200,000 in punitive damages on a defamation claim, a motion for remittitur is granted. The award is reduced to $25,000. Background The parties are both dentists. Brown hired Grundy in 2013 and terminated him in 2018. Each sued the other. Both claimed and counterclaimed, among other things, defamation ...