TopVerdict has named the $10 million jury verdict against film director Paul Haggis one of the “Top 20 Verdicts in New York in 2022.” After a lengthy trial, Haggis was found civilly liable in November 2022 for raping film industry publicist Haleigh Breest in 2013. Haggis was ordered to pay $7.5 million in compensatory damages and $2.5 million in punitive damages. Haggis subsequently sought to have the verdict overturned; his motion was denied.
Ms. Breest is represented by ECBAWM partners Ilann M. Maazel, Zoe Salzman and Jonathan Abady and associate Sara Luz Estela.
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