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Title: Rand Paul awarded more than $580,000 in trial after neighbor's attack
Source: Courier Journal
URL Source: https://www.courier-journal.com/sto ... 580-k-after-attack/2727476002/
Published: Jan 31, 2019
Author: The Associated Press
Post Date: 2019-01-31 09:24:58 by Hondo68
Keywords: None
Views: 97
Comments: 3


Rene Boucher took the witness stand on Tuesday in the civil trial stemming from an assault on U.S. Senator Rand Paul.

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was awarded more than $580,000 in damages and medical expenses on Wednesday in his lawsuit against the neighbor who tackled him and broke several of his ribs in a dispute over lawn maintenance.

A jury in Bowling Green, Kentucky, deliberated less than two hours before delivering the award to the Republican lawmaker who had been attacked while doing yard work at his Kentucky home.

Paul had testified during the three-day trial that he feared for his life as he struggled to breathe after Rene Boucher slammed into him in their upscale Bowling Green neighborhood in late 2017.

The jury awarded $375,000 in punitive damages and $200,000 for pain and suffering, plus $7,834 for medical expenses.

Afterward, Paul said in a statement that he hoped the verdict would send a "clear message that violence is not the answer — anytime, anywhere." Boucher's attorney, Matt Baker, said they would appeal.

"We all expected that Sen. Paul would get a verdict in his favor," Baker said. "This far exceeds anything that we were expecting."

The trial included testimony from doctors as well as other neighbors, but the most riveting testimony came from Paul and Boucher. Paul, a former GOP presidential candidate, told the jury Monday that immediately after the attack, "the thought crossed my mind that I may never get up from this lawn again."

An apologetic Boucher acknowledged he wasn't thinking rationally and called it "two minutes of my life I wish I could take back." Paul showed no outward emotion, sitting between his lawyer and his wife in the courtroom, as Boucher recounted the attack.

In his lawsuit, Paul sought up to $500,000 in compensatory damages and up to $1 million in punitive damages. Baker had conceded a "reasonable award" might be in order for Paul's pain and suffering but said no punitive damages should be awarded. Baker said that Paul had resumed his "customary lifestyle" that includes golf and a skiing vacation.

Boucher has already served a 30-day prison sentence after pleading guilty to assaulting a member of Congress. Federal prosecutors have appealed, saying 21 months would have been appropriate. Boucher also was fined $10,000 and served 100 hours of community service in the criminal case.

Both Paul and Boucher recounted with great detail their accounts of the attack.

Paul testified that he got off his riding mower to pick up a stick and was straightening up when Boucher hit him with such force that both flew through the air 5 or 10 feet (1.5 to 3 meters).

For a moment, Paul said, he had a flashback to the 2017 shooting at a baseball field when members of Congress were practicing for a game. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana suffered serious injuries in the shooting.

The attack in Paul's yard was motivated by lawn care, not politics.

Boucher told the jury that he attacked Paul after watching the senator start forming a brush pile near their property line.

The day before the attack, Boucher said he had burned another brush pile that Paul had created near the boundary. He doused that pile with gasoline and set it on fire, Boucher said. An explosion burned his face, neck and arms, and Boucher said he was still in severe pain when he attacked Paul the next day. Boucher testified he had hauled away previous brush piles accumulated by Paul without asking the senator. (1 image)

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#1. To: hondo68 (#0)

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was awarded more than $580,000 in damages and medical expenses on Wednesday in his lawsuit against the neighbor who tackled him and broke several of his ribs in a dispute over lawn maintenance.

And let me guess Boucher has homeowners insurance that will cover this so he doesn't give a schitt about the verdict.

Vegetarians eat vegetables. Beware of humanitarians!

CZ82  posted on  2019-01-31   16:16:04 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: CZ82 (#1) (Edited)

Don't believe that any homeowners insurance will protect Boofer from being an idiot. The judgment is against a the person, not the home?

Rand's wife Kelley now has personal homeowners insurance, a handgun!

Sleeps with a gun @4:25


Hondo68  posted on  2019-01-31   16:58:51 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: hondo68 (#0)

Rene Boucher

I thought Rene was a girl's name; anyhow, this imbecile belongs in a psych ward.

Liberals are like Slinkys. They're good for nothing, but somehow they bring a smile to your face as you shove them down the stairs.

IbJensen  posted on  2019-02-01   14:22:56 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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