The right to due process limits an award of punitive damages to, oh, about 10 times the amount of actual damages. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Campbell, 538 U.S. 408 (2003).

Does the same 10x cap apply to a verdict falling within a range that Congress set by statute?

No, it doesn't, the

The town that Blawgletter grew up in included people who would ask you to stand or sit someplace else so they could watch the Andy Griffith Show by saying "you've been drinking muddy water". The gentleness of the nudge made moving easy. And it still makes us smile.

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