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Punitive Damages

By: Marty Can a plaintiff seek leave to amend to assert punitive damages when the allegedly fraudulent conduct arises from a contractual relationship? No. “The general rule is that punitive damages are not recoverable for breach of contract, irrespective of the motive of defendant.” Lewis v. Guthartz, 428 So. 2d 222, 223 (Fla. 1982). “It […]

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