Comparative Fault and Punitives

Does a PL’s comparative fault apply to and reduce a punitive damage award?

Answer: No. Here are the authorities: Anno. 10 A.L.R.4th 946 "Application of Comparative Negligence in Action Based on Gross Negligence, Recklessness or the Like." Cites: AMOCO Pipeline Co. v. Montgomery, 487 F.Supp. 1268 (W.D.Okla. 1980): For proposition comparative negligence does not reduce punitive damage recovery due to public policy of deterrence. Mansfield v. Circle K Corporation, 1994 OK 80, 877 P.2d 1130, 1136 n. 16; Tomlinson v. Love’s Country Stores, Inc., 1993 OK 83, 854 P.2d 910, 917 n. 9; Graham v. Keuchel, 1993 OK 6, 847 P.2d 342, 362-3; Vaughn v. Baxter, 1971 OK 107, 488 P.2d 1234, 1237; Conner v. Burdine, 120 Okl. 20, 21, 250 P. 109 (1926): If defendant’s acts were"willful," "wanton" or "intentional," comparative does not apply.