Reconsidering the English System
"Reformers" often suggest that the English court system is better than the U.S. system for any number of reasons, including the purported proclivity of English judges to return smaller awards than their American counterparts. I suppose they'll reconsider that assessment in light of this story I found at the Tort Law Journal of Ohio
"A devout Christian who said an accident at work boosted his libido and wrecked his marriage as he turned to prostitutes and pornography was awarded more than 3 million pounds in damages on Tuesday."
I don't think 3 million pounds is out of line for such an accident, but I'd really like to see how they proved causation.