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JUST THE FACTS, 1997-1998



Table 40
Median Compensatory Damage Award, 1992-95
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 NEW YORK $325,000 27 Louisiana $50,000
2 Alaska 165,300 28 Utah 45,218
3 South Dakota 160,000 29 New Hampshire 40,000
4 New Mexico 135,000 30 Washington 38,900
5 Iowa 123,488 31 Texas 36,279
6 Minnesota 119,000 32 Virginia 34,709
7 California 100,000 33 Missouri 27,500
8 Michigan 100,000 34 Oregon 27,500
9 Nevada 100,000 35 Arizona 25,000
10 Vermont 100,000 36 Arkansas 25,000
11 Wyoming 91,408 37 Kentucky 25,000
12 Maine 89,000 38 Ohio 25,000
13 Montana 82,080 39 West Virginia 25,000
14 Illinois 80,300 40 Indiana 24,740
15 Idaho 79,800 41 Kansas 20,800
16 Florida 76,250 42 Alabama 19,000
17 Wisconsin 75,657 43 Nebraska 18,340
18 New Jersey 75,000 44 South Carolina 18,107
19 North Dakota 71,332 45 Rhode Island 17,850
20 Massachusetts 70,223 46 Oklahoma 16,500
21 Colorado 60,000 47 Mississippi 15,000
22 North Carolina 55,000 48 Georgia 14,800
23 Pennsylvania 52,500 49 Maryland 14,541
24 Hawaii 51,709 50 Tennessee 13,800
25 Connecticut 50,000 Average of all states $63,133
26 Delaware 50,000 N.Y.S. % above avg. 414.8%
Source: Jury Verdict Research


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