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Punitives Award for Libel Reduced (access required)

A dog trainer who won his libel claim against a defendant who disseminated through emails and Facebook allegations of animal cruelty against the trainer has his punitive damage award reduced from $60,000 to $15,000 by the Alexandria U.S. District Court. The jury also awarded plaintiff $7,500 compensatory damages on his libel claim and $7,500 compensatory damages ...