A federal judge has awarded $17.8 million to the family members of four persons who were killed in a December 2008 Marine jet crash. The plane crashed into Don Yoon's San Diego home, killing his wife, mother-in-law and two daughters instantly.
The military admitted it was at fault -- the plane was manned by a student pilot who panicked when the engine failed. Still, the two sides opted for a nonjury trial.
Yoon, his father-in-law and his wife's siblings wanted $56 million. The government wanted to pay significantly less.