In this week’s critical thinking reading assignment we discussed the governor of California who at the time was Arnold Schwarzenegger and how the state of California adopted a budget measure that involved taxing punitive damage awards in the amount of 75 percent. This measure took the punitive damages award in a civil suit were the plaintiff would get 25 percent of the awards and the other 75 percent would go to the state to be used for state needs. Some agree that California was right to act on this and encourage other states to do this as well. Although Governor Schwarzenegger did not sign the new bill he still felt as though this was a good idea.Critics argue that this is not a good idea because the juries are more likely to award higher punitive damages just to bring in more tax revenue. Even though, higher damages would help to punish the wrongdoers as well as put money back into the state to help cover cost that thestate might need help covering. Critics do believe that the tortfeasor should be held accountable
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