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    Johnny Depp settled a lawsuit against him that claimed he punched a crew member during the 2017 filming of City of Lies. Gregg "Rocky" Brooks, the film's then-location manager, claims he was punched by the actor twice in the ribs after he said there would be one more shot left to film on April 13. Now, Judge Holly J. Fujie ruled to postpone the trial, originally set for July 25, to Jan. 5 next year, unless Depp fulfills his end of the undisclosed agreement, in which case the suit will be dismissed entirely. Brooks alleged that Depp had to be removed from the set by his bodyguards after hitting and yelling at him. While Brooks did not retaliate, Depp reportedly egged the manager on, offering Brooks $100,000 to punch him in the face in return. NEW COURT FILING: DEPP REJECTS AMBER HEARD'S 'FRIVOLOUS' ATTEMPT TO TOSS VERDICT As soon as reports surrounding the lawsuit were published in 2018, City of Lies director Brad Furman issued a statement in Depp's defense. "Johnny Depp is a...
    Guitarist Jeff Beck announced onstage during his U.K. tour Thursday that his next album will feature Johnny Depp. The announcement comes just one day after Depp won his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard, who also partially won her claim of defamation. Depp has been with Beck in the United Kingdom since last weekend, opting to skip the verdict in Fairfax County, Virginia, court. “I’m going to take this opportunity and tell you I met this guy five years ago, and we’ve never stopped laughing since,” Beck announced to the crowd. “We actually made an album. I don’t know how it happened. It will be out in July.” DEPP 'ENTITLED TO SEE FINANCIAL RECORDS' ON HEARD'S ABILITY TO PAY: LEGAL EXPERTS Depp was reportedly onstage at the time of the announcement and bowed to the crowd. The actor also accompanied Beck for a set of six songs, including covers of Dennis Wilson, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, and Killing Joke. Beck will perform in the U.K. on June 4, June 6, and June 7. ...
    Actor Johnny Depp celebrated his victory on Wednesday in a defamation trial against his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard. Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Heard won one defamation claim against Depp, winning $2 million in compensatory damages. The civil trial was the result of a 2018 Washington Post op-ed that Heard wrote where she implicated Depp, without mentioning him by name, for domestic violence against her during their relationship. In a statement, Depp said: Six years ago my life, the life of my children, the lives of those closest to me and also the lives of the people that for many, many years have supported and believed in me were forever changed. All in the blink of an eye. False, very serious and criminal allegations were levied at me by the media, which triggered an endless barrage of hateful content although no charges were ever brought against me. It had already traveled around the world twice within a nano second and it had a seismic impact on my life and my career....
    Going viral after the verdict Wednesday in the defamation trial between actor Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard is a tweet from House Republicans. The tweet, from the verified account of the House Judiciary Committee GOP, features of GIF of a heroic-looking Depp as pirate Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series. pic.twitter.com/aSmY4hodN4— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) June 1, 2022 Within 30 minutes, the tweet had been retweeted nearly 2,500 times, most of them quote tweets. Many of the comments were negative, criticizing the account for sending such a tweet and calling for it to be deleted. A jury found Heard, who is herself an actress, guilty of defamation for a 2018 op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post claiming she was a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER In addition, Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages regarding comments made by Depp's attorney about her allegations. News Congress Johnny Depp House Republicans...
    CNN legal analyst Joey Jackson said on Wednesday that he was “shocked and surprised” by the verdict that actress Amber Heard defamed actor and ex-husband Johnny Depp. Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Heard won one defamation claim against Depp, winning $2 million in compensatory damages but nothing in punitive damages. The civil trial was the result of a 2018 Washington Post op-ed that Heard wrote where she implicated Depp without calling him out by name for domestic violence against her during their relationship. “A major victory for Johnny Depp to be clear. Apparently the jury really absorbed, digested those statements and gave the indication that they rejected Amber Heard, I mean, completely, just about. We’ll get to her case momentarily, but this is a major victory for him,” he said. “I can say that I am very shocked and surprised by the nature of this, by the fact that the jury concluded after hearing this that she would be liable for defamatory statements for all three, reminding, $10 million is the...
    The judge presiding over the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard announced that Heard must pay her former spouse $15 million combined for compensatory and punitive damages for libel. The jury ruled in Depp’s favor on Wednesday, with Heard being found guilty on all counts in connection with the defamation case he filed against her. After Judge Penney Azcarate read through the jury’s response to the core questions surrounding the trial, she announced that the jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages to be paid by Heard, plus another $5 million in punitive damages. As MSNBC anchor and legal contributor Katie Phang noted, there is a statutory cap on punitive damages that will result in that $5 million award being reduced to $350,000. In Virginia, there is a statutory cap on punitive damages in the amount of $350,000. So that $5 million punitive damages award against Heard is reduced by the court. — Katie S. Phang (@KatiePhang) June 1, 2022 The proceeding also addressed Heard’s defamation counterclaims against Depp, and the jury determined that among the...
    A former University of Virginia lacrosse player was ordered to pay his ex-girlfriend's family $15 million in damages in a wrongful death lawsuit after he beat her to death, WBFF reports.  George Huguely V is serving a 23-year prison sentence after being convicted of murder for the death of Yeardley Love, of Cockeysville, in 2012. Matthew Green, Huguely's attorney, said during the trial in Charlottesville Circuit Court that Love's family was entitled to compensatory damages as his actions caused her death, WBFF reports. Love and Huguely had an on-again, off-again relationship for about two years while they attended UVA that occasionally erupted into violence from Huguely's end, according to the Washingtonian.  Yeardley was eventually found beaten to death in her off-campus apartment on May 3, 2010, WBFF reports.  A jury ruled that Huguely must pay Yeardly's mother and sister $7.5 million each in "compensatory damages," WJZ reports. No punitive damages were awarded, the outlet reports. 
    Man in sweatpants, holding a camera in his hand, deserves to be pepper sprayed? During May and June of 2020, Colorado saw statewide protests in response to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Unlike the Jan. 6, 2021 attempted coup d’etat in Washington, D.C., protesters were predominantly nonviolent, but the nature of their protest and the size of the protest led to law enforcement applying the same abusive overreach against Black Lives Matter protesters that led to the demonstrations in the first place. At the end of March 2022, a federal grand jury awarded $14 million in compensatory and punitive damages to 12 people injured by Denver police during those protests. The city and county of Denver released a statement to CNN saying "Unfortunately, Denver Police Department officers and other law enforcement officers responding to assist encountered extreme destructive behavior from some agitators among largely peaceful protestors. We recognize that some mistakes were made." This is the first lawsuit to go to trial in the U.S. against law enforcement agencies for their conduct during the 2020 Black...
    More On: walmart Sam’s Club rolling out ‘scan and ship’ checkout tech for bulky items Kanye West’s Yeezy mocks Walmart’s objections to its new logo Walmart to launch its own low-price brand of insulin West vs. Walmart: Kanye sues over retailer’s knockoff Yeezy sneakers A Wisconsin jury has determined that Walmart violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it fired a sales associate who has Down syndrome over schedule-related issues. After a four-day trial, the jury awarded Marlo Spaeth, who had worked at Walmart for about 16 years, more than $125 million in damages, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced last week. According to the lawsuit, which was brought by the EEOC, Spaeth’s work schedule changed after Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer with over 1.6 million employees in the US, rolled out a new computerized system in 2014, which created significant hardship for Spaeth. Spaeth thrives on routine, her lawyers argued, and the abrupt change in her schedule created headaches and unease for the woman. She requested multiple times that Walmart restore her prior work schedule of noon...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to take up a potentially far-reaching case about whether R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. could be forced to pay $16 million in punitive damages to the family of a woman who died at age 52 of lung cancer. The estate of Lois Stucky went to the Supreme Court after the 5th District Court of Appeal in October overturned a decision by an Orange County jury to award $16 million, calling the amount “excessive.” READ MORE: Hurricane Forecasters Increase Number Of Storms Expected For 2021 Season The appeals-court ruling centered on the fact that the jury awarded only $300,000 in compensatory damages to Stucky’s adult children — an amount that was subsequently reduced to $150,000 — but awarded the vastly larger amount of punitive damages. Courts weigh punitive-damage awards based on a relationship to compensatory damages, which are generally related to compensating people for economic losses or injuries. But legal battles arise about what the proper relationship should be — with a panel of the 5th District Court of Appeal acknowledging in...
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