Jury in Kobe Bryant photo case urged to award $75 million to his widow and co-plaintiff
On the 44th anniversary of NBA legend Bryants birth an attorney for his widow Vanessa asked a jury in federal court here Tuesday to seek justice more than two years after his & their daughters deaths
It was the 10th day of Vanessa Bryant's civil trial against Los Angeles County, another day of tears for her and the last day of testimony after hearing dozens of witnesses.
It was the first day of closing arguments & the first time a lawyer put a dollar amount on what the jury wanted to award as attorneys Bryant & Chris Chester, her coprosecutors in the case: $75 million
Chester's attorney, Jerome Jackson, settled for $2.5 million each for the past 2.5 years of emotional distress.
It also sought up to $1 million for each year of future hardship — 40 years for Bryant and 30 years for Chester.
"When I get to this point in closing arguments, I'm usually nervous about not asking too much," Jackson told the jury in closing arguments.
“I have no such worries today, because I will tell you ladies and gentlemen, you cannot pay too much for what they have done. You can't stack it too high.
You can't spread it too far. What they suffered is inhumane and inhumane.