Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The judge awarded $3 million in punitive damages at our hearing yesterday morning, so the total amount of the judgment is over $4,550,000 – we are pretty sure that is the largest trial win in a sex abuse case in Oregon, and the largest in any personal injury case in Marion County. True, the guy doesn’t have million to pay the judgment, or anywhere close, but he can pay a little bit of it. And because he cannot discharge this kind of judgment in bankruptcy, it will dog him for 20 years. The best part was that the judge gave him quite a lecture! Told him he was a monster and should be in prison. And my client was there to hear it, which did her a world of good. And we made the news!