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Punitive Damages with Equitable Relief, Legal Damages

Punitive damages (aka exemplary damages) are “imposed for the purpose of punishment and deterrence.” State ex rel. Smith v. Greene, 494 S.W.2d 55, 60 (Mo. 1973). Courts have consistently observed that punitive damages are a harsh remedy and should be applied sparingly. As such,  proof of clear and convincing evidence is required to merit an award…

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