TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 1, 2018
The family of Gregory Vaugh Hill Jr., a Florida man who was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy, was awarded $4 by a federal jury in a wrongful-death lawsuit, The New York Times reports. Hill was shot after the deputy responded to his house because of a noise complaint related to loud music Hill had been playing. The money amounted to $1 for funeral expenses and $1 for each of Hill’s children. As the jury found that the sheriff’s office was only 1 percent responsible for Hill’s death, that total was reduced to 4 cents.