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Wellington Quoted on Trend in Curative Damages

On October 1, 2005 by Schnader in News

Ralph Wellington was quoted in an October 2005: American Bar Association Bar Journal article, “Handing Down Help.” The article discusses so-called “curative” damages, named after the actions of a family whose loved one had died as a result of a freight train accident, after the family had donated the money awarded to them to “cure” the problem. Their $10 million award went to the Angels on Track Foundation, which improves railroad crossings in hopes of preventing more deaths. “The concept of using punitive damages for social good not just for personal wealth is something I would applaud,” said Ralph, who handled the appeal in the case.