January 11, 2018

Oakland jury awards punitive damages against Oakland councilwoman in assault case

An Oakland jury awarded either $4 million or $550,000 in punitive damages yesterday, depending on which of these stories is correct:

Ex-Black Panther Elaine Brown awarded $4 million in punitive damages (AP/Philadelphia Tribune)

Jury: Oakland councilwoman must pay $550,000 in punitive damages to former Black Panther leader (East Bay Times)

The AP's description of the verdict seems a bit jumbled, so I'm guessing the East Bay Times got it right.