September 3, 2017 - $327,000.00
Naugher, et al. v. Smith, et al., Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia. Conspirators isolated a wealthy elderly widow to control her affairs and to preserve change in her will leaving the bulk of her estate to one of the conspirators. Initial efforts of many succeeded in freeing her from control. As a result, she changed her will back to leave all to charity. In the course of those initial efforts, the three plaintiffs were arrested for trying to visit her. All charges were dismissed and this false imprisonment and malicious prosecution case resulted. Verdict included punitive damages for each of the three plaintiffs against each of three defendants.