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Oklahoma Hospital Must Pay $1M To Garth Brooks

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) - Garth Brooks has won his lawsuit against an Oklahoma hospital that failed to build a women's health center in honor of his late mother.

Jurors ruled Tuesday evening that Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in Yukon must pay Brooks $1 million. That includes Brooks' $500,000 donation plus $500,000 in punitive damages.

Brooks said he thought he'd reached a deal in 2005 with the hospital's president and sued after learning the hospital wanted to use the money for other construction projects.

Jury member Beverly Lacy said she voted in favor of Brooks because she thought the hospital went back on its word. As far as the punitive damages, she said: "We wanted to show them not to do that anymore to anyone else."

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