Peter Lunsford, et al. v. Christopher Shy

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Petitioners appeal the circuit court’s order denying their motion for judgment as a matter of law, motion for a new trial, and motion to alter or amend judgment following a jury trial. Petitioners argue that the circuit court erred in permitting respondent’s recovery of punitive damages without a corresponding award of compensatory damages. Further, petitioners contend that the court erred in failing to apply the Prison Litigation Reform Act to prohibit respondent’s ability to recover punitive damages from petitioners.