United States Supreme Court Grants Review of EPS case

On December 7, 2018, the United States Supreme Court granted Defendant’s Writ of Certiorari in the matter of Dutra Group v Batterton.   Defendant Dutra, represented by Barry Ponticello at EPS, sought to strike the punitive damages alleged by Plaintiff under the … Continued


9th Circuit Maritime Case Argued by EPS

In a case of national import argued by Barry Ponticello before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the issue of punitive damages has been submitted.  The Court will address the potential liability of an employer Defendant to a seaman for punitive damages … Continued