Today in the Santa Ana,Calfornia courtroom where Elie Samaha and his Franchise Pictures lost itsbattle with Intertainment AG earlier this week, the jury came back with thepunitive damages verdict, and it's more bad news for Samaha.

The Jury awarded BarrieBaeres and Intertainment $29m in punitive damages in addition to the $77.1m incompensatory damages which were awarded on Wednesday.

Of that $29m, $4m is to comefrom Samaha himself, $1m from Franchise Pictures LLC and the remaining $24mfrom the individual production outfits which were set up for each film named inthe case.

Read the full story on Monday.