56-year-old Patricia Behr was awarded nearly $7 million dollars after she was unknowingly infected with herpes by 77-year-old Thomas Redmond. Behr's lawsuit claimed Redmond knew he had genital herpes for more than 25 years but did not tell her.
The Riverside County jury awarded Behr $4 million in compensation, $2.75 million in punitive damages, and a 2004 BMW car. Redmond's lawyer, Robert M. Frisbee, called the verdict "outrageous" and assured his client will try to have it overturned.
Frisbee said that Behr failed to prove her STD came from Redmond and claimed she had sex with Redmond despite her knowing he had an incurable STD. Frisbee also questioned the jury's verdict, saying that it wasn't "based on reason or common sense."