The petition of the day is:

Icicle Seafoods, Inc. v. Clausen

Docket: 11-1475
Issue(s): (1) Whether, in determining the ratio between compensatory and punitive damages for purposes of applying federal limits on punitive damages, court-awarded attorney’s fees are properly included as compensatory damages; and (2) whether, and to what extent, punitive damages in maritime cases may exceed the 1:1 ratio between compensatory and punitive damages applied by the Court’s Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker decision.

Certiorari stage documents:

Posted in Icicle Seafoods v. Clausen, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Ben Cheng, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 19, 2012, 10:57 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/07/petition-of-the-day-315/