Duke’s Center on Law, Ethics and National Security considers key cybersecurity, terrorism, and national security challenges, February 22-23.
New Duke Law research center focuses on gun rights and regulation
Second Amendment scholars Joseph Blocher and Darrell Miller co-direct the Duke Center for Firearms Law.
Duke Center on Law, Race and Politics and Law in Slavery and Freedom Project of the University of Michigan host conference on historical period that set the stage for the Civil Rights movement, March 1-2.
BMW v. Gore
The Court's landmark punitive damages case came in 1996, in the case of BMW of North America v. Dr. Ira T. Gore, Jr., 517 US 559. The case began when Dr. Gore discovered that his new BMW had been repainted, a fact that the company had not disclosed to him. He sued BMW, and an Alabama jury awarded Dr. Gore $4,000 in compensatory damages and $4 million in punitive damages.
The documentary tells the story of this important Supreme Court case through the people involved: Dr. Gore, his attorneys, BMW's attorneys, BMW paint expert Daniel Doot, and Leonard Slick, the car detailer who uncovered the repainting.