Jury Doubles Wynn's Award To $40M In Slander Case

Law360, Los Angeles (September 11, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT) -- A California jury on Tuesday doubled its award to casino magnate Steve Wynn to $40 million in a slander trial against "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis, a day after finding the soft-core pornographer liable for claiming Wynn had threatened to murder him for not paying a gambling debt.

The Los Angeles jury tacked on $20 million in punitive damages one day after determining there was clear and convincing evidence Francis knew the murder accusation was false at the times he relayed them to the media....
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