Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Katy Perry Wins Battle over Los Angeles Convent

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Katy Perry Wins Battle over Los Angeles Convent

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Katy Perry won another big payday in her biblical battle over a Los Angeles convent.

The same jury that awarded the singer nearly $1.6 million in compensatory damages to cover her costs fighting a businesswoman for the hot hilltop property voted Monday to give her another $3.3 million in punitive damages, City News Service reported.

"We're obviously very pleased," Perry's lawyer Eric Rowen reportedly said.

The same jury also voted to give the Roman Catholic Archbishop $6.6 million in punitive damages, CNS said. That's on top of $3.5 million in actual damages previously awarded.

Perry and the archdiocese sued businesswoman Dana Hollister for trying to thwart the singer's deal to buy the property.

They said Hollister "fraudulently" convinced some of the nuns who lived there to back Hollister's rival bid. …

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