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Thursday, March 25, 2004

Big Verdict For Former High School Athlete: A jury awarded a former female high school basketball player $1.5 million in punitive damages, after finding that her former coach caused her to develop an eating disorder. The plaintiff claimed that the coach's verbal abuse and requests that she lose ten pounds caused her to contract the disorder, which she fights to this day. The school district, which is liable for the damages, has not decision whether to appeal.