Verdicts & Settlements

Molested Teen Awarded $15M in Suit Against Antitrust Lawyer in Prison for the Assault


A Minneapolis judge has awarded a teenage boy $15 million in a civil lawsuit against the once-prominent lawyer he accused of sexually assaulting him.

Judge Denise Reilly ordered former antitrust lawyer Aaron Biber to pay $10 million in punitive damages and $5 million for assault, battery and emotional distress, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Biber, a onetime partner at Gray Plant Mooty, was sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct for cultivating a sexual relationship with the boy, who was a neighbor. Biber did not defend himself in the civil case and a default judgment was entered, the story says.

The teen is receiving in-patient psychological treatment at a cost of $10,000 a month. In an impact statement at the criminal trial, the youth said he no longer trusts anyone. “I truly feel I’m alone in this world. I don’t know what a normal relationship is supposed to be like,” he wrote.

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