Title 51, Chapter 12, Section 5
(a) In a tort action in which there are aggravating circumstances,
in either the act or the intention, the jury may give additional
damages to deter the wrongdoer from repeating the trespass or as
compensation for the wounded feelings of the plaintiff.
(b) This Code section shall apply only to causes of action for torts
arising before July 1, 1987.