Text of Judge's
Order Based on Jury Verdict,
STEINBERG & LYMAN,
FINDINGS OF FACT
This cause was tried to a jury on March 17, 1989, and testimony was presented by both the Plaintiff, NORMAN E. MURPHY, and Robert L. Kilbride.
This Court, having heard and considered the testimony, including but not limited to Robert L. Kilbride’s clear statement that the Defendant admitted that the willful and intentional acts of the Defendant resulted in the Plaintiff’s loss, this Court specifically finds that the claimant has demonstrated to the court by clear and convincing evidence that the award is not excessive in light of the facts and circumstances which were presented to the trier of fact.
THEREFORE, pursuant to the verdict rendered in this action on March 17, 1989, it is hereby
ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the Plaintiff, NORMAN E. MURPHY, recover from Defendant, MANUEL P. ASENSIO, the sum of Forty Eight Thousand Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($48,250.00) in compensatory damages and the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000) in punitive damages for fraud and deceit, the total judgment being for the sum of Two Hundred Forty Eight Thousand Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($248,250.00), that shall bear interest at the rate of twelve percent (12%) a year, for which let execution issue.
DONE AND ORDERED at Stuart, Martin County, Florida, this 3rd day of April, 1989.
JOHN P. FENNELLY, CIRCUIT JUDGE
Note: In 1998, Asensio was able to have the verdict set aside on grounds that the process server who delivered the lawsuit to him had not been properly licensed by the court.