Sen. Rand Paul
Jury Awards Him $580,000 …
In Neighbor Attack Lawsuit
1/30/2019 4:56 PM PST
Sen. Rand Paul was just awarded over a half a mil, ’cause he won his lawsuit against his neighbor who beat him up … and came up big in damages.
The Kentucky U.S. senator was awarded $580k in total damages and medical expenses Wednesday by a jury of his peers out in Bowling Green. The jury reportedly deliberated for about two hours before reaching their decision. Here’s the breakdown:
— $375,000 in punitive damages
— $200,000 for pain and suffering
— $7,834 for medical expenses
As we reported … Sen. Paul sued his neighbor, Rene Boucher, last summer after the 2017 attack. Paul said Boucher tackled him from behind during a heated argument that stemmed from landscaping beef. Boucher was pissed Paul kept leaving debris on his property.
Sen. Paul suffered 6 broken ribs from the attack. Boucher had already pled guilty in a criminal case and served 30 days in jail.
Now … he’s gotta deal with this judgment, which his legal team says they will appeal.