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OPINION

A jury found Jim Tranum liable for malicious prosecution and slander against David Broadway and awarded mental anguish, reputation, and exemplary damages to Broadway. Tranum appeals, arguing that: (1)the evidence is legally and factually insufficient to support malicious prosecution, slander, mental anguish damages, reputation damages, and exemplary damages; (2) the jury’s award of exemplary damages is unconstitutional; (3) exemplary damages were not tied to a cause of action; (4) Broadway received a double-recovery of mental anguish damages; (5) in the alternative, the exemplary damages award should be remitted if not stricken; (6) in the alternative, the award of mental anguish damages should be remitted if not stricken; and (7) the trial court abused its discretion by striking expert testimony. We modify the judgment and affirm the judgment as modified.

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