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  •  Do you even understand the difference (4+ / 0-)
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    StrayCat, Pi Li, VClib, thestructureguy

    between a civil lawsuit and a crime?  

    What you have described is a civil lawsuit. "Not doing due diligence" is a NEGLIGENCE standard -- that means a civil lawsuit.  Same for "safeguards against errors. Same for "adequate protocol."   Even a monetary "verdict" -- your "Verdict $500M" --  means it is a civil lawsuit.  But then your title says "Absolutely there IS a crime"????  The rest of your post demonstrates that there is NOT a crime here.  

    As for punitive damages, (1) first, state law has to allow punitive damages in that situation (I don't know whether this state does or does not); and (2) patbahn is correct, the Supreme Court has said that punitive damages can't be more than 10 times your loss. You can't sue over a loss of $100 and get $10 million in punitive damages.

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