A San Francisco federal jury on Friday sided with Planned Parenthood in its cases against anti-abortion activists who recorded hidden camera videos meant to discredit the organization.
Jurors awarded Planned Parenthood and its affiliates more than $2 million, including $870,000 in punitive damages, after finding against the defendants—five individuals and two corporations who described their work as an undercover journalism project. The jury sided with Planned Parenthood all claims asserted, including fraud, trespass, breach of contract, illegal recording, civil conspiracy and violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
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