State Law Punitive Damages Survive Motion To Dismiss In Louisiana Paper Mill Suit

NEW ORLEANS - The judge presiding over a putative class action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana brought by Louisiana and Mississippi plaintiffs for personal injuries and business losses against the owner of a paper mill issued an order April 27 dismissing maritime law punitive damages, but the plaintiffs may pursue punitive damages under state law (Terral Evans, et al. v. TIN Inc., No. 11-2067, E.D. La.;  2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58990).-->

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