Arkansas' highest court has upheld a USD 122.5 million civil judgment against an Indian-origin former doctor who was convicted of severely injuring the state medical board's chairman in a 2009 bombing. The Arkansas Supreme Court today rejected Randeep Mann's argument that a judge should have allowed him to prove he wasn't responsible for the explosion. The justices upheld a lower court's 2013 summary judgment that Dr Trent Pierce was entitled to damages from Mann in the bombing. Pierce was severely injured by a grenade that was hidden in a spare tire outside his West Memphis home.
Mann is serving a life sentence for conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and other charges in that attack. A jury awarded the compensatory and punitive damages last year.
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