I'm sure they're going to appeal and then try to settle for something less than 7m. It's not the money that is the problem but the bad PR. I'm shocked that they didn't get this settled out of court.
I will be bringing this up to my wife. The punitive award again will largely be symbolic and may not stand on appeal but hopefully the mainstream media will pick this up. Especially with they Sandusky trail going on right now here in the US (a football coach charged with sexually abusing disadvantaged kids and the university he worked for accused of covering it up). I've heard many comparisions between Penn State and the Catholic Church and other religions where the organization hides wrongdoing for the sake of its reputation. I think the common person is getting sick and tired of this and wants to punish those institutions for putting it's PR over an attacked child.
by their fruitage, you'll know them - yes WT, we know you!