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Punitive Damages Awards in Idaho

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By Joseph G. Ballstaedt Idaho law defines punitive damages as “damages . . . over and above what will compensate the [suing party] for actual personal injury and property damage.” They are extra damages that serve the public policies of punishing a wrongdoer and deterring future, similar behavior. For example, if a…

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ITD’s Office of Highway Safety Encourages Agencies to Apply for Safety Grants

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ITD’s Office of Highway Safety Encourages Agencies to Apply for Safety Grants The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is offering grants for safety improvements through February 17, 2017. The NHTSA funding supports safety programs regarding safety restraint use, distracted driving, impaired driving, aggressive driving, youthful drivers, roadway safety and…

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