Andrew Bradt quoted by The Globe and Mail, Dec. 7, 2016
Andrew Bradt … noted the U.S. Supreme Court has held punitive damages should be no more than 10 times compensatory damages. The $1.041-billion award was mainly punitive, with just $32-million in compensatory damages. Bradt said the final award could be even lower than $320-million, since the high court has also said punitive damages awards should be closely tied to plaintiffs’ injuries rather than as a broader deterrent.
Andrew Bradt quoted by PharmaLive, Dec. 7, 2016
Andrew Bradt, a professor at University of California Berkeley School of Law, noted the U.S. Supreme Court has held punitive damages should be no more than 10 times compensatory damages. The $1.041 billion award was mainly punitive, with just $32 million in compensatory damages.
Andrew Bradt co-writes for Daily Journal (registration required), Nov. 8, 2016
In many ways MDL practice resembles class action practice. And without the judge providing a signal that the deal is worth taking, individuals may be left in the dark when deciding whether to accept. In an MDL-dominated litigation landscape, judges should embrace an information-intermediary role by expressing an opinion on the fairness of proposed mass settlements.
Andrew Bradt quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, April 18, 2016
Still, he said, Lyft’s responses are unlikely to play well in the court of public opinion — and could hurt the company’s reputation. “It seems like misdirection if one of their main selling points is protection by an insurance policy, but the realities of recovering under that policy are extremely onerous,” Bradt said.
Andrew Bradt quoted in Daily Journal (registration required), Oct. 6, 2015
“It’s not unusual for a potential defendant to be reaching out to potential plaintiffs, either to offer some alternative remedy or recall a product or replace it,” Bradt said.
Andrew Bradt interviewed by Bloomberg BNA, January 21, 2015
Given how the high court has treated MDLs “in the past, as a collection of individual cases consolidated for pretrial and not a complete consolidation like a class action, the result was inevitable,” he said.
Andrew Bradt quoted in FairWarning, September 29, 2014
“The odds are long,” said Andrew Bradt … “but I would have no basis for saying there’s any shenanigans going on.”
Andrew Bradt quoted in Legal Newsline, March 22, 2013
“When we have large-scale litigation, the demands on the system are such that we have to have an efficient way to resolve it,” Bradt said. “It doesn’t make sense for there to be 10,000 cases in 10,000 courts across the country. It makes sense for there to be some kind of consolidated proceeding that prevents inefficient duplication of litigation.”