Jury adds more damages in Ross trial
Josh Flory knoxnews.com
After recommending millions in compensatory damages, a federal jury on Thursday found that $15 million in punitive damages should be awarded in connection with a lawsuit against defendants related to Rarity Communities.
The suit was filed in 2009 by Robert Stooksbury, a former business partner of Rarity developer Mike Ross (pictured, above, at the Rarity Bay community, in 2010.) The two men had fallen out over Rarity Pointe, a residential community in Lenoir City, and last month a jury heard arguments in the damages portion of the case.
On Thursday, the jury said punitive damages and losses in the case should be awarded in connection with the following defendants:
Mike Ross -- $3.5 million
Attorneys in the case could not immediately be reached for comment.