I’m not sure what Scott Greenfield is upset about, but he’s clearly upset. That’s kind of his schtick. Today his opprobrium is aimed at legal academia, or academia generally, or students, or perhaps some combination of that and more. And for some reason I’m in his sights today. Look at this nice picture he made of me:
In Clausen v. Icicle Seafoods, Inc. (Wash., March 15, 2012), the Supreme Court held that in a maritime maintenance and cure case the judge determines the amount of attorneys’ fees, not the jury, and that a “jury’s punitive damage award for the willful withholding of maintenance and cure is not limited by federal maritime law cases.”
And because it’s a maritime case, that is pretty much all I have to say about that.