According to the Associated Press: The damages were $450,00 economic, $24,000,000 non-economic compensatory, and $229,000,000 punitive, but the punitive damages award will be reduced under Texas law to $1,650,000.
Moreover, the award will have to survive a costly appeal and considerable delay.
It is almost always important to look beyond the headlines when big verdicts are reported in the media.
Thanks for mentioning this, it's definately a case where there was some misleading media reporting.
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