Bajo | Cuva | Cohen | Turkel Obtains $140 Million Verdict in Hulk Hogan Invasion of Privacy Case Against Gawker

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.

Watch Mr. Vogt’s opening statement here.

Watch Mr. Turkel’s closing argument here.

The trial received media attention from around the world. Here are just a few of the articles:


NY Daily News

NY Post

Mr. Turkel and Mr. Vogt were profiled in The Hollywood Reporter with the rest of Mr. Bollea’s legal team:

Hollywood Reporter