A jury has awarded $15,000 in punitive damages to a tow truck driver who was slugged by former “Laguna Beach” personality Jason Wahler.
In all, Dario Stevenson won a $20,000 judgment against Wahler after a weeklong trial.
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Jurors awarded Stevenson $5,000 on Thursday after finding that Wahler committed battery and inflicted emotional distress on the 41-year-old driver after punching him and hurling racial slurs at him in 2006.
The award was drastically lower than the $1 million that Stevenson’s attorney wanted. He said the award amounted to jurors condoning Wahler’s conduct.
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Wahler said he considered the judgment a victory and said he had changed since the altercation with Stevenson and other high-profile incidents that resulted in his arrest in Los Angeles and Seattle.
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