Judge endorses death damages against O.J. SimpsonMarch 10, 1997
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SANTA MONICA, California (CNN) -- Judge Hiroshi Fujisaki sided with attorneys for Fred Goldman Monday in signing three judgments -- one for each of the plaintiffs -- instead of one "global" judgment as Simpson's attorneys wanted.
The jury in the Simpson civil case last month awarded the parents of Ron Goldman $8.5 million in compensatory damages and $12.5 million in punitive damages. The punitive damages are to be split evenly with his ex-wife and Ron Goldman's mother, Sharon Rufo.
The jury also awarded $12.5 million to Louis Brown on behalf of the estate of his daughter, Nicole Brown Simpson. That award will go to Sydney and Justin Simpson, the children she had with Simpson. Ron Goldman's parents agreed to a division of their award with nearly $14 million going to his father, Fred Goldman, and about $7.5 million going to Rufo.
Simpson was granted a 10-day stay of execution on the judgments. He has until the end of the month to file a motion to reduce the awards or to request a new trial.
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