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70 p. ; This student paper has been awarded the 2004 Don G. McCormick Prize.


This note examines the rationale, in both the Cooper and Aken decisions, for changing the substantive due process standard of review for punitive damages and assesses the potential implications that arise in the wake of the Aken decision with respect to the role of the jury and the impact on appellate and trial courts in New Mexico.


University of New Mexico School of Law

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Student Paper



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