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'Shocking breach of faith' | Spectrum owes $7 billion in punitive damages for murder of Texas customer

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  1. [6]
    HotPants
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    Jury awards are typically sky high but get appealed and overthrown during a bench trial (by judges.)

    Jury awards are typically sky high but get appealed and overthrown during a bench trial (by judges.)

    7 votes
    1. [5]
      AugustusFerdinand
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      Yep. And Texas already has punitive damage limit laws, something that the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott (of whom I have many opinions), pushed for in a "well-I-got-mine" case of textbook...

      Yep. And Texas already has punitive damage limit laws, something that the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott (of whom I have many opinions), pushed for in a "well-I-got-mine" case of textbook hypocrisy after he'd been awarded regular six figure lump sums on top of monthly five figure payments.

      8 votes
  2. [5]
    imperialismus
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    The link appear to be broken. I get "access denied".

    The link appear to be broken. I get "access denied".

    1 vote
    1. [4]
      AugustusFerdinand
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      Weird... double checked and no issue here opening in a normal or private window.

      Weird... double checked and no issue here opening in a normal or private window.

      2 votes
      1. [3]
        imperialismus
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        I just checked with a free proxy site and it appears to be geoblocked in Europe, but loads with a US proxy.

        I just checked with a free proxy site and it appears to be geoblocked in Europe, but loads with a US proxy.

        3 votes
        1. [2]
          AugustusFerdinand
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          How dare you try to read a local news source outside of the country!

          How dare you try to read a local news source outside of the country!

          4 votes
          1. JCPhoenix
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            Usually a GDPR thing. Your local ABC affiliate, since it's mostly serving a local audience, doesn't want to put the work and money in to satisfy the EU's GDPR. So instead it just geoblocks.

            Usually a GDPR thing. Your local ABC affiliate, since it's mostly serving a local audience, doesn't want to put the work and money in to satisfy the EU's GDPR. So instead it just geoblocks.

            2 votes