DECATUR, Ga. -- A DeKalb County jury awarded a girl who suffered permanent injuries in a pit bull attack $72 Million. A judge ruled that, by law, he had to reduce the award to $36,941,278.50.
Judge Mathew Robins explained that the jury awarded Erin $36,691,278.50 in compensatory damages and another $36 million in punitive damages. But Georgia law limits punitive damages to $250,000.00, so he had to reduce the punitive damages to $250,000.00.
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Read the judge's final order