Ali v. Watson


04/28/15 – 04/29/15



DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson accused Zarina Ali and Sheneeka Bradsher, whom he met in a bar, of stealing his wallet. Police came to the bar and questioned the women but did not make any arrests. Eventually, Watson found the wallet in his car. Ali and Bradsher filed suit against Watson, alleging slander, battery, and false imprisonment


Verdict for Plaintiff Ali: $25,000 compensatory plus $5,000 punitive damages.

Verdict for Plaintiff Bradsher: $75,000 compensatory plus $5,000 punitive damages.

Attorney fees: $39,000
Litigation expenses: $1,500

Case Information

County Commissioner's Story About Barroom Argument Challenged in Slander Case| Georgia Trial Video
May 7, 2015

In this week's Georgia trial clip, an attorney delivers a scathing cross-exam of a county commissioner's story surrounding the nightclub argument that led to the slander suit against him.

Barroom Argument Leads to $150,000 Verdict against DeKalb Commissioner Stan Watson
Apr 29, 2015

Jury awards two women $150,000 against DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson in lawsuit based on barroom argument.


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