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Attorney Robert Eglet, left, embraces Carl Brunson, 71 and his wife Bonnie, 70, after the verdict in Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. Health Plan of Nevada must pay $500 million in punitive damages for its role in the 2008 hepatitis C outbreak. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jeff Scheid)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada jury has ordered the state’s largest health management organization to pay $500 million in punitive damages to three plaintiffs in a civil negligence lawsuit stemming from a Las Vegas hepatitis outbreak.

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