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Topic - Hardy Watkins
An Oklahoma hospital that failed to build a women's health center in honor of Garth Brooks' late mother must pay the country singer $1 million, a jury has ruled.
An Oklahoma hospital in Garth Brooks' hometown must return a $500,000 donation to the country singer because it failed to build a women's health center in honor of his late mother, jurors ruled Tuesday evening.
An Oklahoma hospital in Garth Brooks' hometown must pay $1 million to the country singer because it failed to build a women's health center in honor of his late mother, jurors ruled Tuesday evening.
Garth Brooks appeared before a friendly crowd Tuesday _ the jurors who will hear his claim that an Oklahoma hospital refused to name a building for his late mother after he gave it $500,000.
"I hope that people will come away with an understanding that this is one isolated, granted a high-profile, donor encounter," Watkins said.
"While it is uncomfortable to consider right now, I think and hope people will certainly look at the entire spectrum of our donor history and commitment to the communities we serve."