Judge Upholds $580K Rand Paul Jury Reward In Yard Dispute With Neighbor

on February 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 08: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) walks back to his office a TV interview at Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill February 8, 2018 in Washington, DC. Sen. Paul made a move to block a... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 08: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) walks back to his office a TV interview at Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill February 8, 2018 in Washington, DC. Sen. Paul made a move to block a budget deal Thursday as the government will run out of funding at midnight for seeking to vote on an amendment to restore budget caps. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 22, 2019 10:29 a.m.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has denied a request for a new trial from a man who a jury said should pay more than $580,000 to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul for injuries Paul suffered when he was tackled by the man.

The Daily News of Bowling Green reports Special Judge Tyler Gill rejected a motion Thursday from Rene Boucher’s lawyer and said the jury award wasn’t excessive considering Boucher’s conduct and Paul’s injuries.

Gill presided over a civil trial between the two neighbors in January in Bowling Green.

The Republican senator suffered multiple broken ribs and contracted pneumonia after being tackled in his yard in 2017.

Gill also rejected arguments that Paul tried to provoke Boucher over yard waste and that Paul failed to quantify the amount of damages he sought.

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