Jury awards $806,000 in Alderson Broaddus University spy camera case

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A Barbour County jury awarded a total of $806,000 in damages to four former Alderson Broaddus women’s basketball players who were secretly photographed in the nude by their residence director/volunteer assistant coach in late 2011 and early 2012.

The jury found ABU negligent in the training, supervision or retention of former coach/residence director, Collins Murphy. The jury decided Murphy was 70 percent liable, and found the university was 30 percent liable.

The jury awarded $800,000 in compensatory damages, to be divided among the university and Murphy. The jury assessed $6,000 in punitive damages against Murphy.

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