The Sixth Circuit recently issued a divided opinion holding that Tennessee’s statutory cap on punitive damages, Tenn. Code Ann. § 29-39-104, is unconstitutional. What makes the case interesting is that the court decided the issue solely under the Tennessee Constitution. The majority opinion, authored by Judge Clay and joined by Judge Stranch, held that the
Caroline Spore is as an associate in the firm's Appellate Practice Group. Caroline previously clerked for the Hon. Julia Gibbons of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She graduated (summa cum laude) from Washington University School of Law, where she was senior executive editor of the Washington University Law Review.