COPY-$350K lawsuit decision appealed - - Jackson, MS

COPY-$350K lawsuit decision appealed

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Harrison Banks is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to overturn $350,000 in damages he was ordered to pay to a man the courts claim he punched in the face in 2009.

The Oxford Eagle reports ( that Banks was found not guilty of simple assault last year in municipal court.

However, a jury ruled in December that Banks had to pay $350,000 in damages to Brandon Lockhart of Oxford.

Circuit Judge Andrew Howorth denied a motion for a new trial in January.

According to court records, Lockhart claimed that on July 17, 2009, Banks punched him in the face multiple times in a parking lot in Oxford. Lockhart claimed he suffered serious injuries to his right eye and face that caused him to incur medical expenses and loss of wages.

Information from: Oxford Eagle,

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