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Rand Paul’s Civil Lawsuit Expected To Go To Trial Monday

Posted at 5:12 AM, Jan 28, 2019

WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Senator Rand Paul’s civil lawsuit against his neighbor, Rene Boucher, is set to go to trial Monday, according to the Kentucky Trial Court Review.

This photo provided by the Warren County Regional Jail shows Rene Boucher, who has been arrested and charged with assaulting and injuring U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. (Warren County Regional Jail via AP)

Boucher allegedly attacked Paul in November 2017 over a lawn maintenance dispute.

Details from the incident reveal that Paul suffered a hernia in addition to six broken ribs. His doctors compare the incident to a 25 mph car crash.

Boucher pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress and was sentenced to 30 days in prison.

The senator has quantified his damages at $500,000 or pain and suffering and an additional $1 million in punitive damages.