The Act provides that a plaintiff, suing for a tort committed while the tortfeasor was under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or an intentionally taken substance that had the effect of impairing the person, can be compensated with punitive damages awarded against the tortfeasor. The Act does not require that such a tortfeasor display any intent to do harm or be acting in a malicious or aggravated manner. The Act does not limit the amount of punitive damages that may be awarded against the tortfeasor.
Citron, Jeremy Emanuel
"COURTS Punitive Damages: Provide for Lifting the Cap on Punitive Damages for Torts Committed While Tortfeasors are Under the Influence of Drugs,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 14
, Article 19.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol14/iss1/19