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Presiding Judge Anne Elizabeth Barnes, Georgia Court of Appeals. (Photo: John Disney/ALM) Presiding Judge Anne Elizabeth Barnes, Georgia Court of Appeals. (Photo: John Disney/ALM)

The Georgia Court of Appeals has let stand a punitive damages award of $375,000 on top of $30,000 in compensatory damages a jury levied against a man who attacked his disabled father in a dispute over a family partnership and lake house. 

The son, onetime college football linebacker Matthew Fassnacht, was already under a restraining order to stay away from his father and siblings at the time of the attack, which left the older man with multiple injuries including a concussion and a badly-bitten hand, the opinion said.  

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Greg Land

Greg Land covers topics including verdicts and settlements and insurance-related litigation for the Daily Report in Atlanta.

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