Texas jury awards $150bn damages

BBC News

A Texas jury has awarded $150bn to the family of a boy who died of skin cancer 12 years after being set on fire and badly burned.

Robbie Middleton, then aged eight, was alleged to have been sexually assaulted by the same attacker two weeks earlier.

The symbolic sum – the largest personal injury award in US history – is being seen as a plea to police to arrest the suspect, a convicted sex abuser.

The previous largest award was a $145bn fine against tobacco companies.

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