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Man Ordered to Pay $12.5 Million for Infecting Wife with HIV

 
    • TBDD said...
    • User
    • 27 Nov 2008, 01:26

    Man Ordered to Pay $12.5 Million for Infecting Wife with HIV

    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled that a man who infected his ex-wife with HIV while they were married must pay her $12.5 million.

    The award consists of $7.5 million in general damages and $5 million for past and future lost earnings. Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu declined to award the woman -- named simply as 'Bridget B.'-- any punitive damages in her case against 'John B.', saying he did not have information on the man's assets in order to make such a determination.

    Before the trial began, both parties agreed to have the case decided by Treu rather than by a jury.

    The lawsuit Bridget B. brought against John B. alleged negligence, fraud and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

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    • BeeDub8 said...
    • User
    • 27 Nov 2008, 01:45
    From the Same Article:
    "Both were diagnosed with HIV in October 2000, although he had tested negative
    in June and August of that year.

    Dr. Howard E. Pitchon testified in behalf of Bridget that that he examined medical
    records of both parties and believes John B. acquired HIV in July 2000 and
    infected his wife within a month while they were on their honeymoon in the South
    Pacific.

    The state Supreme Court ruled in July 2006 that she could sue her former partner
    for allegedly giving her the virus that causes AIDS if he had reason to know at the
    time that he was infected."

    The doctor believes he contracted it in July but the man tested negative in August. So how could they prove he had reason to believe he was infected. Something about this just doesn't seem right to me.

    I think that the problem may have been... that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf. Alright?
    That tended to understate the hugeness of the object.
    • [Deleted user] said...
    • User
    • 27 Nov 2008, 15:32
    wow, what a fucking joke. only in california.

    • [Deleted user] said...
    • User
    • 28 Nov 2008, 10:45
    Stupid

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