Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Division of Worker’s Compensation v. Dami Hospitality, LLC

The Colorado Supreme Court has good news and bad news for corporations in the Centennial State. The good news is that corporations are entitled to the Eighth Amendment’s protection against excessive fines. The bad news is that, for fines that accrue daily, excessiveness is based on the amount of the daily fine and not the total amount of fines. Which is unfortunate for a motel owner who learned, after seven years, that he had racked up 1,698 daily fines totaling over $841k for letting his worker’s comp insurance lapse.

Tags: 2019, Colorado Supreme Court, Eighth Amendment, Excessive Fines Clause

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