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A man cleared of rape has to pay £80,000

Woman wins £80,000 in damages from man cleared of raping her in St Andrews:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-45760372
Permalink BeebBot 
October 10th, 2018 4:58am
> Mr Coxen had denied the charges and in November 2015 a jury found the case against him not proven.
But now, in a case understood to be the first of its kind in Scotland, a sheriff in a civil action has ruled Mr Coxen raped the woman, known as Miss M, and demanded he pay damages.

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> Simpson was acquitted of the murders two decades ago during the so-called “trial of the century,” though his reputation – built atop a Hall of Fame football career as well as years as a popular pitchman and actor – suffered permanent damage.

Despite the not guilty verdict, a civil court jury found him liable for the deaths and awarded $33.5 million in damages to the victims’ families.
Permalink George Wormely Innocent 
October 10th, 2018 5:36am
Civil cases require a lower standard of proof than criminal cases, with judgements made on the balance of probabilities rather than beyond reasonable doubt.
Permalink Armchair Lawyer 
October 10th, 2018 5:41am
THey do this in the US too.

OJ Simpson was not guilty of murdering his ex in criminal court.

He was then found guilty of murdering his ex in a civil court lawsuit.
Permalink McCain's Tumor 
October 10th, 2018 7:49am
Heh, I guess I should have read your third paragraph, you covered that case.

Yeah.

It's not double jeopardy because that only applies to criminal charges.
Permalink McCain's Tumor 
October 10th, 2018 7:51am
Kind of a weird technicality (civil vs criminal).  He was not guilty for the criminal trial (insufficient proof), but there was sufficient proof for a civil trial.

Most of the time, criminal defendants don't get sued by the (alleged) victims, because they're dead broke.
Permalink Send private email FSK 
October 10th, 2018 8:00pm

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