The D.C. Court of Appeals has vacated the punitive damage award in Daka v. McCrae in light of the decision in State Farm v. Campbell. Mara Verheyden-Hilliard and Carl Messineo represented the appellee, Tyrone McCrae. The compensatory damages award for $187,500 and the award of attorneys' fees and costs in the amount of $276,493.28 were left intact. However, the case has been remanded for consideration of an appropriate punitive award.

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Newsletter - January 2004