Sen. Rand Paul Awarded $583,000 In Assault Lawsuit

The Bowling Green Daily News reports:

The jury in U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s civil trial against neighbor Rene Boucher awarded Paul more than $500,000 in damages Wednesday evening.

The jury unanimously decided to award the Bowling Green Republican $200,000 in compensatory damages and in a 9-3 vote decided to award $375,000 in punitive damages. Paul was also awarded $7,834.82 in medical costs.

Boucher’s attorney, Matt Baker, said after the verdict was read that he will “undoubtedly” appeal the decision. The tackle occurred Nov. 3, 2017 in Paul’s yard in the Rivergreen subdivision and led to a criminal conviction and 30 days in federal prison for Boucher.

Paul had sought $1.5 million in his suit.