Evans Paul $41 Million in Damages from Proper Avril
In 1989, former Haitian President, Proper Avril, authorized the torture and arrest of six well-known political activists, among them Evans Paul.
In 1991, Avril was sued under the Alien Tort Statue. Prosecution lawyers used precedent-setting Filartiga v. Pena-Irala, to mount their defense, and got a default judgment against him in 1993.
In 1994, Evans et al received $41 million in punitive damages. The outcome was due to Filartiga v. Pen-Irala precedent ruling.