The LA Times reports on a verdict in Riverside County Superior Court awarding $836 million in compensatory damages and $1.44 punitive damages.  The plaintiff is a 39-year-old woman who sued her stepfather for sexual abuse. Prior to trial, the plaintiff obtained a $200,000 settlement from her mother and a $1 million settlement from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The plaintiff alleged that her mother and the church knew about the abuse and did nothing to protect her.  Those settlements are likely to be her only real recovery in the case—as the article notes, the verdict against her stepfather is “largely symbolic and unlikely ever to be fully paid.”