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Holloway's federal lawsuit is seeking $35 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
After a six-day trial last month in U.S. District Court in Oakland, an eight-member jury awarded Cordoba $15,414 in compensatory damages and $50,000 in punitive damages.
Judge Antonia Arteaga ruled Apache should recover about $746,000 for fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud, along with about $254,000 in punitive damages and prejudgment interest of about $102 a day since April 30, 2014.
Roberts seeks $200,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.
In late 2015, an arbitration panel awarded Raley $8.5 million, which includes the $6.7 million taken from the company, $650,000 in punitive damages and $1.1 million in interest, records show.
The lawsuit seeks at least $25,000 to make up for Sapp's past and future medical costs, as well as punitive damages from both Colemans, Floyd, and three unnamed attackers listed as John Doe defendants.
In the last year, an increasing number of plaintiffs and attorneys general have attempted to use the courts to punish big polluters, seeking punitive damages or other penalties against companies that contribute to climate change.
Of the $12 million verdict, six million was for compensatory damages and six million for punitive damages.
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