$12 Million Punitive Damages Jury Verdict

After a three-week federal trial in New York, the jury found liability in favor of William Koch on all claims of fraud, deceptive business practices and false advertising (Koch v. Greenberg et al., case no. 1:07-cv-09600, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York). The trial team, led by partners John Hueston, Marshall Camp, and Moez Kaba, proved that the defendant Greenberg, one of the largest individual wine sellers in the world, had knowingly and fraudulently sold and advertised high-end counterfeit wine. In the subsequent punitive damages phase, the team secured a $12 million punitive damages verdict.

For more on the trial and verdict, please see the coverage by Businessweek and Law360: