Lacking any detailed information at the time, I'd guessed that UCLA had settled with taser-tortured student Mostafa Tabatabainejad for about $75,000. [LINK]
My placeholder guess was wrong.
According to the LA Times, the settlement was actually $220,000 [LINK]
That'll learn 'em.
The positive implications of this settlement amount are tremendous. It's an amount that is difficult to ignore. It's sufficiently large to capture the attention of even the thickest-headed decision maker. It's large enough to cause the plaintiff lawyers to start circling around any further examples of taser Touch Torture. It's large enough to make those that provide insurance cover very nervous.
What a great way to be wrong.
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