Attorneys Ken Turkel and Shane Vogt convinced a Pinellas County jury to award Terry Bollea, professionally known as Hulk Hogan, $55 million in economic damages and another $60 million in damages for emotional distress. The jury awarded an additional $25.1 million in punitive damages, making the verdict one of the largest contested verdicts in Pinellas County history. Mr. Bollea sued Gawker Media for publishing a video recorded without his knowledge or consent. The firm prosecuted Mr. Bollea’s claims for invasion of privacy and misappropriation of likeness and presented his case during a two week jury trial.
The trial received media attention from around the world. Here are just a few of the articles:
Mr. Turkel and Mr. Vogt were profiled in The Hollywood Reporter with the rest of Mr. Bollea’s legal team: