Brownstein's Defamation Team Scores Precedent-Setting, $40 Million Judgment

Brownstein's Defamation Team Scores Precedent-Setting, $40 Million Judgment

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Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck's Entertainment and Defamation Litigation team won a $40 million judgment for Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn in a precedent-setting defamation lawsuit against "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis. Brownstein's team proved that in today's digital world where stories, comments and images live online forever, the false and defamatory statements about Wynn could continue to damage Wynn's reputation and undermine his businesses in the highly regulated gaming industry. The Los Angeles jury awarded Wynn $20 million in damages for harm to Wynn’s reputation and mental anguish and an additional $20 million in punitive damages because the jury found Francis’ conduct to be intentional and despicable.

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