A judge in New Jersey has ordered $2,532,000 in compensation to a woman who was forced to pay for mass tort claims that were “invalid, irrelevant, unfounded, and contrary to the law”.
The settlement is part of a case that arose in 2009 after a woman filed a mass tort claim that alleged that her husband raped her and left her with multiple bruises.
The woman, who is now a divorcee, was awarded $1.4 million in legal fees, but was later ordered to pay another $1 million in punitive damages.
She had claimed that the husband was responsible for all of her injuries, including a broken nose and a cracked skull.
The man, who was later convicted of a sexual assault, has since settled with the woman.
The lawsuit was filed in 2009 by the woman’s ex-husband.
The judge in the case ordered the man to pay the woman $2 million in compensatory damages and $3 million in monetary relief, but that the order was “involving a class action”.
The ruling was made in a case where a man sued a woman after she filed a claim for physical and emotional abuse after she was raped.
In that case, the woman alleged that the man was responsible, and that the case was “a sham and an unfair proceeding”.
The woman was awarded damages of $2 in compensations, and $1 in punitive, and the case went to trial in 2011.