A Dallas County civil jury this afternoon awarded clients of Susman Godfrey L.L.P. and Fish & Richardson, P.C., $33.7 million in actual damages, $145 million in punies, and $7 million in prejudgment interest.

The trial in the 192nd District Court of Dallas County, Texas, lasted two weeks.  Judge Craig Smith presided. 

The case somehow involved Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, who did not appear in the courtroom.

In closing arguments this morning, Steve Susman urged jurors to write a big enough number to take away any profit from the other side's conduct.

Looks like they did just that.

UPDATE:  Press release here.