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Fri Nov 15, 2019, 06:43 PM

Jury awards Planned Parenthood $1 million for secret videos

Source: AP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal jury found Friday that an anti-abortion activist illegally secretly recorded workers at Planned Parenthood clinics and is liable for violating federal and state laws. The jury ordered him and others to pay nearly $1 million in damages.

After a six-week civil trial, the San Francisco jury found David Daleiden trespassed on private property and committed other crimes in recording the 2015 videos. He and the Center for Medical Progress claimed Planned Parenthood illegally sells fetal tissue, which the group says it does not do.

Daleiden and a co-defendant, Sandra Merritt, are set to go on trial starting Dec. 6 on 14 counts each of invasion of privacy. They have pleaded not guilty and argue they are undercover journalists shielded from prosecution.

Planned Parenthood sued the activists as part of what the group called “a multi-year illegal effort to manufacture a malicious campaign.”

Read more: https://www.gazettetimes.com/news/national/jury-awards-planned-parenthood-million-for-secret-videos/article_a90ed4fc-a13c-5149-9658-ebfd636ceb6a.html

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Reply Jury awards Planned Parenthood $1 million for secret videos (Original post)
TexasTowelie Nov 15 OP
Cha Nov 15 #1
BigmanPigman Nov 15 #2
DesertRat Nov 15 #3
Princess Turandot Nov 15 #4
HuskyOffset Nov 15 #7
Hekate Nov 16 #11
LogicFirst Nov 15 #5
Massacure Nov 15 #9
musette_sf Nov 15 #6
Nitram Nov 15 #8
jmowreader Nov 16 #10

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 06:57 PM

1. Yay.. Good ol Established Planned Parenthood!

Mahalo, TexasT

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 07:43 PM

2. More good news from today. This is a good Friday!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 08:15 PM

3. Justice!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 08:20 PM

4. Even better: According to Courthouse News, the total award exceeds $2 million..

..when it's all added up.

https://www.courthousenews.com/jury-finds-abortion-foes-harmed-planned-parenthood-awards-870k/

...The jury also awarded Planned Parenthood and several affiliates roughly $478,000 in compensation for security costs and changes to their vetting procedures. They found the defendants had also conspired to violate the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, which triples the compensatory damages.

Taking this into consideration, Planned Parenthood is looking at a $2.275 million verdict, which Daleiden’s lawyer Peter Breen said he will challenge on First Amendment grounds, noting that the compensatory damages stem from the publication of the videos.

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Response to Princess Turandot (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 09:28 PM

7. Oh my yes...delicious!

RICO...RICO Suave

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Response to Princess Turandot (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 02:43 PM

11. Excellent

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 08:44 PM

5. But - is it a paper only award

or is there the money for PP to collect?

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Response to LogicFirst (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 09:56 PM

9. Hard to say

Planned Parenthood could ask the courts go garnish 25% of his after-tax income, with the caveat that California won't take the full 25% if it would result in a weekly income of less than 40 times the minimum wage. For example, if you have a $2000 biweekly paycheck after taxes, California will only garnish $400, not $500.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 09:17 PM

6. what a wonderful way to end the week!

Daleiden is pure evil.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 09:47 PM

8. The wheels of justice grind slowly but exceedingly fine.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 12:40 PM

10. As an actual journalist...

People like First Amendment auditors, David Daleiden and James O’Keefe trying to shield themselves from liability by claiming to be journalists just totally pisses me the fuck off.

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