Jury awards former NASCAR driver Greg Biffle's ex-wife $500K in punitive damages

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A jury awarded Greg Biffle's ex-wife Nicole $500,000 in punitive damages following a hearing Monday afternoon. The hearing was to determine if the cameras were installed with malice, reckless, or willful and wanton misconduct.

But, a source told Channel 9 a cap will reduce this amount to $250,000.

Last week, a jury found Biffle did "intrude offensively upon the privacy" of his ex-wife and awarded her $1.

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Biffle's ex-wife Nicole and her mother sued him, claiming Biffle had hidden cameras installed in bedrooms and bathrooms, recorded them and showed that video to other people.

There were 12 days of testimony in the case including expert witnesses discussing the cameras.

Biffle took the stand in court and denied doing anything inappropriate. He said that his wife had known the cameras were there.

Jurors awarded $1 in damages. The plaintiff was seeking $9 million.

Jurors were also asked to decide if the cameras caused emotional distress. They answered "no."

Both sides claimed victory after the ruling.

“What the jury said sends a loud message that they don’t believe there was wrongdoing,” Biffle said.

The attorney for his ex-wife said it proves Biffle was in the wrong.

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