April 5, 2016

Gawker seeks reduction of Hulk Hogan's $25 million punitive damages award

The NY Post is reporting that Gawker has filed its post-trial motions seeking a reduction of the $140 million award in favor of Hulk Hogan

Gawker has asked the court to (1) reduce the jury's award of noneconomic damages from $60 million to $100,000, (2) reduce the $55 million economic damages award to $525,000, and (3) reduce the $25 million punitive damages award to $1.25 million.  The net effect would be a total award of $1.875 million.  They may not get everything they are asking for, but they are likely to get at least some relief from the trial court before the case goes up on appeal.