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Hulk Hogan's $115 Million Award Against Gawker Won't Stick

Legal experts say Hulk Hogan's $115 million award against Gawker for invasion of privacy isn't likely to hold up on appeal. A jury ordered Gawker, its founder and an editor to pay $115 million for posting footage from a tape showing Terry Bollea (Hogan's real name) having sex with the wife of a friend. But those damages can be slashed by either a trial judge or appellate court. An appeals court also can review the legal questions, including the First Amendment issues. The Times writes: "Appeals courts tend to give more weight to First Amendment protections than trial courts do, experts said."

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