OK Hospital vs. Garth Brooks: Guess Who Won?
What were they thinking?
Did the lawyers and leaders at Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in Yukon, OK believe they could convince a jury to dismiss a fraud lawsuit leveled against the hospital by country music icon Garth Brooks, a hometown hero trying to honor the memory of his mother?
A quick recap for those who've spent the last week traipsing on the dark side of Pluto: Brooks was awarded $1 million on Jan. 25 by a jury that determined that ICVRH reneged on a promise to name a women's health center after his late mother.
Colleen Brooks died of cancer in 1999.
After hearing tearful testimony from Brooks, the jury determined that ICVRH acted with "reckless disregard." They ordered the hospital to return the $500,000 Brooks donated to in 2005, and pay him another $500,000 in punitive damages, the maximum amount under state law.
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