After arguing for the defense that Georgia’s Constitution failed to guarantee the right to jury-determined punitive damages in the landmark appellate case of Taylor v. Devereux, attorney Laurie Webb Daniel has succeeded at exceeding the state’s $250,000 punitive damages cap on behalf of a plaintiff in an unrelated business dispute.
Having secured a $3.8 million breach of fiduciary duty judgment, the Webb Daniel Friedlander managing partner credits the preservation of $300,000 awarded in punitive damages to the jury’s determination that the defendant “acted with specific intent to harm.”
‘Wanted His Cake’
Laurie Webb Daniel, Jeff Sandman and Harold T. Daniel Jr. of Webb Daniel Friedlander. (Courtesy photos)