Law Discussion

Law Discussion


After you have read the brief article on exemplary damages accessible through the link in the first page of Module 7 plus the summary of the case of Grimshaw v Ford Motor Company in your textbook at pages118-120 (pages 106-108 of the 4th edition), address this question:

Assume A has been drinking alcohol in a bar.  A left the bar, intending to drive home safely.  Unfortunately, on the way home A caused an accident with a car driven by B.  B was injured and the accident was the fault of A.  A was tested and found to be driving with a blood alcohol count above the legal limit.  A was arrested and convicted of driving under the influence.

Under California law that you have read, is B able to receive an award of exemplary damages against A.

Briefly state your response and legal reasons.