May 3, 2019

Judge rejects "Bones" punitive damages award

The Associated Press reports that L.A. Superior Court judge Richard Rico has denied the plaintiffs' petition to confirm an arbitrator's award of $128 million in punitive damages against 21st Century Fox.  Judge Rico confirmed the arbitrator's award of $50 million in compensatory damages, but refused to confirm the punitive damages award, apparently on the ground that the plaintiffs waived their right to seek punitive damages.

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