Andrews v. Mor/Ryde International (1-29-14)
CoA: Pyle; Crone concurs & Barnes dissents w/ sep. opinion
In action for bad faith by sales representative against former principal, CoA affirms trial court’s ruling that punitive damages provided by Ind. Code § 24-4-7-5 (in the Indiana Sales Representative Act) are subject to the heightened burden of proof and distribution standards provided by Indiana’s civil punitive damages statute (Indiana Code §§ 34-51-3-2 and 34-51-3-6).
Both the majority and dissenting opinions noted the absence of the legislature’s guidance on how punitive damages should be handled under the ISRA.