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An Unlikely Divorce: The Split Between Actual and Punitive Damages

By Alexandra Verven on Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Last Monday, July 24th, a federal jury in Chicago ordered drugmaker AbbVie Inc. to pay $150 million solely in punitive damages for fraudulently misrepresenting the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel.[1] This lawsuit began when Jesse Mitchell, an Oregon-based Plaintiff, sued AbbVie Inc., an Illinois-based company, in 2014 after Mitchell suffered a heart attack…

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