Appeals court upholds beating case awards

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailOXFORD – A $350,000 civil lawsuit award from Lafayette County was upheld this week by the Mississippi Court of Appeals.

The 10-0 decision came on an appeal from lawsuit defendant Harrison Banks, who insisted he did not assault Brandon Lockhart outside an Oxford bar the night of July 17, 2009.

A circuit court jury decided Lockhart suffered damages from his injuries and awarded $300,000 in compensatory damages and $50,000 in punitive damages after a trial before Judge Andrew Howorth in 2012.

Banks’ appeal cited three areas of argument, two alleging trial errors. The appeals court said it found no error and affirmed the jury’s awards.