Johnson filed suit claiming Howard's attack violated his Eighth Amendment rights and another guard, (FNU) Martyr, was liable for witnessing the attack and not protecting him from Howard. The jury found Howard liable for the assault and awarded Johnson $30,000 in compensatory damages and $300,000 in punitive damages for the attack. The jury deadlocked on the claim against Martyr. The jury rejected Johnson's claim that he was attacked because he is black. Johnson was represented by Kalamazoo, Michigan attorneys Randall S. Levine and Anastase Markov. See: Johnson v. Howard, USDC, ED MI, Case No. 1:96-CV-662.g
Source: Michigan Trial reporter
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