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Hulk Hogan Wins $115M In Gawker Sex Tape Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (March 18, 2016, 7:03 PM EDT) -- A Florida jury slammed Gawker with $115 million in damages late Friday for publishing a sex tape of wrestling icon Hulk Hogan, saying the news and gossip website was liable for violating his privacy and publicity rights and that punitive damages are warranted against its founder and former editor.

The jury's decision, reached after about six hours of deliberation, included $55 million in economic damages and $60 million in noneconomic damages. The verdict also kicked off a second phase of the trial focusing on punitive damages...
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