Garth

Garth Brooks won the breach of contract lawsuit, which he had filed against an Oklahoma hospital,  when the hospital failed to build a women’s health center that was to honor his mother. Coleen Brooks died of cancer in 1999.

The jury ruled that Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in Yukon, Okla., has to pay Garth $1 million. The money Garth will receive includes the $500,000 he donated for the new center, along with $500,000 he was awarded for punitive damages. Garth said during testimony that he and hospital president James Moore had reached a deal in 2005. He filed the lawsuit in 2009 after the hospital failed to build the new women’s center.

According to news reports, “This case is about promises — promises made and promises broken," Brooks’ attorney, John Hickey, told jurors. "Mr. Brooks kept his promise. Integris never intended to keep their promise and never built a new women’s center." Following the judgment late Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 24), Integris spokesman Hardy Watkins told reporters, "Obviously, we are disappointed, particularly with the jury’s decision to award damages above and beyond the $500,000. We’re just glad to see the case come to a resolution."  {Source]

I’m glad Garth won his lawsuit. But he probably would have been happier if the women’s center to honor his mother had been built. It was a very generous gift to the hospital, I’m sorry they didn’t follow through with it.

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Garth Brooks won the breach of contract lawsuit, which he had filed against an Oklahoma hospital,  when the hospital failed to build a women’s health center that was to honor his mother. Coleen Brooks died of cancer in 1999. The jury ruled that Integris Canadian Valley...