Jury Hits Attys With $5.7M In Drug-Planting School Dispute

By Kat Greene (February 8, 2016, 8:24 PM EST) -- A pair of now-disbarred and suspended lawyers who planted marijuana and prescription pills in an elementary school volunteer's car were hit with a $5.7 million jury verdict Friday in a case the plaintiff's attorney called "crazy."

The jury took less than an hour to slap Jill Bjorkholm Easter and Kent Easter with the verdict, which includes $2.1 million in compensatory damages, for their revenge scheme against Kelli Peters after a schoolyard argument, Peters' attorney Rob Marcereau of Marcereau & Nazif told Law360.

The pair has already done jail time for the related criminal charges over the incident, in which they planted...

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