Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend Nick Gordon ordered to pay $36 million in wrongful death lawsuit

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Nick Gordon better start checking his couch cushions for change, because he was just ordered to pay a fortune in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him.

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Gordon, the boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, was ordered to pay more than $36 million Thursday after being found responsible for Brown's death.

Attorney R. David Ware, who represented Brown's estate in the suit, told TheWrap that Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford ordered Gordon to pay a total of $36,250,000 in damages.

The damages were broken down into $1.575 million for money taken from Brown's account; $250,000 in punitive damages; $1.37 million for assault and battery; $13.8 million for pain and suffering as a result of assault; $4.2 million in punitive damages; and $15 million for present value of life.

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Bobbi Kristina Through the Years
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Bobbi Kristina, then 1 years old, was the apple of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's eye at an awards show. (Photo by Ron Wolfson/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Bobby Brown, proudly carried his adorable 1-year-old baby down the red carpet at the Soul Train Awards in 1994.  (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown were all smiles as they carried their baby girl to Bobby's 25th Birthday Party on February 4, 1994 at Tavern on the Green in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Just mama and baby! Whitney whisked her tiny tot through LAX airport during a 1995 outing.  (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
The family hits the town!  Bobby and Whitney head to New York City with Bobbi Kristina in 1995. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Like mother like daughter. Whitney and Bobbi Kristina dressed in identical white suits for the New York City premiere of Whitney's film,"The Preacher's Wife" in 1996. 

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Everybody's matching! The family color-coordinated their black and white ensembles to attend the Fourth Annual International Achievement in Arts Awards in 1998 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
She's mommy's girl. Whitney Houston brought her daughter up on stage during a concert in 1999 in New York City. (Photo by L. Busacca/Larry Busacca/Wireimage)
Later during the same show, the entire family hit the stage.  (Photo by L. Busacca/Larry Busacca/Wireimage)

The family got together for a promotional shot for their NBC show, "Being Bobby Brown." Bobbi Kristina posed on the right and held the family dog. (Photo by F. Scott Schafer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Whitney Houston leaned down to plant a big one on her baby girl during the 2001 BET Awards. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage)
Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston, and Bobbi Kristina headed to the the VH-1 Divas 2002 - Show. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Disney day! The whole family headed to the happiest place on earth ahead of the "The Priness Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" premiere. (Photo by Lee Celano/WireImage)

Bobbi Kristina and Whitney matched their outfits for the 2009 American Music Awards and looked happier than ever together. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/AMA2009/WireImage)

Talent runs in the family. Whitney brought Bobbi Kristina up on stage during a performance in 2009 to do a duet. Seems appeared to be on the upswing for the often troubled family.(Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)

The mother-daughter duo hit the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons in stunning black mini dresses. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Romance is in the air! Bobbi Kristina Brown hit 'The Houstons: On Our Own' series premiere party in 2012 with her "adopted brother" turned boyfriend, Nick Gordon. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)

Following the death of her mother in February 2012, Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown became closer than ever and cuddled up at the 'We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute to Whitney Houston' concert in October 2012. (Photo by Christopher Polk/WireImage)

In 2012, Bobbi Kristina appeared happy beside Nick Gordon. The duo got cozy at the "Sparkle" premiere.  (Getty)

The happy couple reportedly became engaged in 2013 and were all smiles at an event ahead of the 2014 Grammy Awards. This was one of the last public photos taken of the pair before Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home on January 31, 2015. ( Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)

Bobbi Kristina Brown attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Sparkle" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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"There was an urgent need, in my mind, to get justice for Bobbi Kristina Brown and that's why I took the case," Ware said. "We intend to pursue, with all vigor, the full collection of the judgment. The Defendant will not escape justice nor ever profit from his misdeeds. We hope that in some small way this will allow Krissy's family to continue their quest for peace."

Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found unconscious in the bathtub of her Georgia home on Jan. 31, 2014, and died on July 26, 2015 at age 22 after clinging to life for six months.

Gordon was sued last year by Brown's court-appointed conservator, Bedelia Hargrove, last year. Hargrove accused Gordon of giving Brown a "toxic cocktail rendering her unconscious and then put her face down in a tub of cold water."

In addition to the wrongful death claim, the suit also alleged assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and transferring money without authorization.

In September, Gordon was found responsible for Brown's death by Bedford, after he failed to appear in court.

"The court finds Nicholas Gordon in contempt of its March 25, 2016 order," Bedford found. "All of Nicholas Gordon's pleadings are struck and judgment by default is hereby ordered against Nicholas Gordon."

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Notable people we lost in 2016
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January 1 -- Former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers, D-Ark., seen here in 2006, passed away at the age of 90. Bumpers' signature moment on the national stage came in 1999, just weeks after leaving the Senate, when he defended Pres. Bill Clinton — who had worked for a challenger's 1974 campaign — before the U.S. Senate during his impeachment trial.

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January 4 -- Robert Stigwood, manager of the Bee Gees and Cream.

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January 4 -- Country singer Craig Strickland was found dead at age 29 from hypothermia.

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January 6 -- Pat Harrington, Jr., actor in 'One Day at a Time,' died at 86 from complications from Alzheimer's disease.

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January 11 -- Singer David Bowie died after battling cancer for 18 months. He was 69.

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January 14 -- Actor Alan Rickman, popular for playing Professor Snape in the 'Harry Potter' films, died at 69 after battling cancer.

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January 18 -- Glenn Frey, founding member of The Eagles, died at age 67 due to complications from multiple ailments.

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January 29 -- Paul Kantner, guitarist, vocalist and founding member of the band Jefferson Airplane, passed away at age 74 of multiple organ failure following a heart attack.

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February 2 -- Jibri Bryan, #34, of the Mercer Bears was killed in a shooting at age 23.

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February 4 -- Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, died from the effects of Parkinson's disease at age 74.

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February 4 -- Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, the sixth person to walk on the moon, passed away at 85 under hospice care.

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February 13 -- United States Supreme Court justice, Antonin Scalia.

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February 19 -- Author of the beloved novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee.

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March 9 -- Beatles producer Sir George Martin passed away at age 90, as announced by Ringo Starr on Twitter.

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March 16 -- Singer Frank Sinatra Jr.

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March 24 -- Comedian Garry Shandling at age 66. 

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March 29 -- Oscar winning actress Patty Duke, at the age of 69.

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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 1973 file photo, political activist Tom Hayden, husband of Jane Fonda, tells newsmen in Los Angeles that he believes public support was partially responsible for the decision not to send him and others of the Chicago 7 to jail for contempt. Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer, has died at age 76. His wife, Barbara Williams, says Hayden died on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Santa Monica of a long illness. (AP Photo/George Brich, File)
Actor Tommy Ford passed on October 12, he was 52 years old. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

Agnes Nixon the creator of 'All my children' left us on September 28th at the age of 93.

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 In this July 22, 2007 photo, Alexis Arquette arrives at the "Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav" in Burbank, Calif. Arquette died from a heart attack and battled HIV for 29 years, according to her death certificate. The transgender character actress and sibling of actors David, Rosanna, Richmond and Patricia Arquette died Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles. She was 47. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
In this April 9, 2008 photo, actor Gene Wilder listens as he is introduced to receive the Governor's Awards for Excellence in Culture and Tourism at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. Wilder, who starred in such film classics as "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Young Frankenstein" has died. He was 83. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
Darrell Ward the star of 'Ice Road Truckers' life was taken in a plane crash, he was 52 years old. 
Popular voice actor Jack Riley passed on August 19th. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
In this April 28, 2012, photo, John McLaughlin arrives at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on in Washington. McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington politics, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. He was 89. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
In this April 10, 2016 file photo, Garry Marshall arrives at the 2016 TV Land Icon Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Writer-director Marshall, whose TV hits included "Happy Daysâ "Laverne & Shirley" and box-office successes included "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride," has died at age 81. Publicist Michelle Bega says Marshall died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in at a hospital in Burbank, Calif., of complications from pneumonia after having a stroke. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
This image provided by Sports Illustrated on Saturday, June 4, 2016 shows the newest Sports Illustrated Cover Tribute to Muhammad Ali. The portrait was shot by Neil Leifer while Ali trained at 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach on Oct. 9, 1970. This will be the June 13 issue cover on stands June 8. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3. He was 74. (Sports Illustrated via AP)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, Actor Anton Yelchin poses for portraits during the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Yelchin, a charismatic and rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, has died at the age of 27. He was killed in a fatal traffic collision early Sunday morning, June 19, 2016, his publicist confirmed. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)
FILE - In this June 29, 2014, file photo, "The Voice" Season 6 contestant Christina Grimmie performs as part of "The Voice Tour" at Cobb Energy Centre, in Atlanta. Family and friends are gathering in New Jersey on Friday, June 17, 2016, for a viewing and memorial service to remember Grimmie, who was fatally shot a week earlier, as she signed autographs after a show in Orlando, Fla. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this July 31, 1997 file photo, actor Alan Young of the "Mister Ed" television series, poses with Mister Ed-For-A-Day, "Champagne," a 13-year-old Palomino mare, in San Francisco. Young, who played straight man to the talking horse in the 1960s sitcom, has died. Jaime Larkin, a spokeswoman for the Motion Picture and Television Home in Los Angeles, says that Young died Thursday, May 19, 2016. He was 96. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The disclosure that some pills found at Prince's Paisley Park home and studio were counterfeit and contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl strongly suggests they came to the superstar illegally. Prince died April 21, 2016, of an accidental fentanyl overdose. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2003, file photo, Joanie Laurer, former pro wrestler known as Chyna, flexes her bicep as she arrives at the 31st annual American Music Awards, in Los Angeles. Chyna's manager, Anthony Anzaldo, says he believes the former wrestling star died of an accidental overdose of a prescription sleeping pill and a tranquilizer. Anzaldo found the body of the 46-year-old in bed at her Redondo Beach home on April 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2015 file photo, Doris Roberts arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Family spokeswoman said Monday, April 18, 2016, that Roberts died overnight Sunday in her sleep in Los Angeles. She was 90. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2016 file photo, Ken Howard, president of SAG-AFTRA, speaks at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Howard, who starred in 1970s series âThe White Shadowâ and has led the Screen Actors Guild for years, died, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at age 71. No cause of death was given. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 28, 1988 file photo, Larry Drake holds the Emmy he won for best supporting actor in a drama series for his role as a mentally challenged character in "L.A. Law," at the 40th annual Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Drake, who earned back-to-back Emmys for his portrayal of Benny Stulwicz, was found dead in his Los Angeles-area home on Thursday, March 17, 2016. He was 66. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)
FILE - In this April 3, 2011 file photo, Joey Martin Feek, left, and Rory Lee Feek of "Joey + Rory" arrive at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nev. Joey Feek is recovering after undergoing surgery to treat a reoccurrence of cervical cancer. The singer underwent surgery on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Chicago and said she was doing âgreat.â(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2011, file photo, Angela Raiola, better known as Big Ang, arrives at "Vh1 Divas Celebrates Soul" in New York. Raiola from the reality TV series "Mob Wives" has died following a nearly yearlong battle with cancer, series producer Jennifer Graziano said Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
FILE - In this March 22, 1985 file photo, actor Taimak, left, and Vanity arrive at the Century Plitt Theater for the premiere of their film "The Last Dragon," in Los Angeles. Vanity, a Prince protege who renounced her sexy stage persona to become a Christian minister, has died at age 57. The singer and actress, born Denise Matthews, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at a hospital in Fremont, Calif, said Gisela Hernandez, a spokeswoman for Washington Hospital Health Care System. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing, File)
FILE - In this June 30, 2009, file photo, Glenn Frey, of the the Eagles, performs at Belfast's Odyssey Arena in Northern Ireland. Frey, who co-founded the Eagles and with Don Henley became one of history's most successful songwriting teams with such hits as "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast Lane," has died at age 67. He died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)

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FILE - In a Monday, March 2, 2015 file photo, singer Natalie Cole performs at "An Evening of SeriousFun Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Newman," at Avery Fisher Hall, in New York. Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat "King" Cole who carried on his musical legacy, died Thursday night, Dec. 31, 2015, according to publicist Maureen O'Connor. She was 65.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - This June 26, 2015 file photo shows Motorhead bassist Lemmy Kilmister performing on the Pyramid stage during Glastonbury Music Festival at Worthy Farm, Glastonbury, England. Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, the Motorhead frontman whose outsized persona made him a hero for generations of hard-rockers and metal-heads, has died on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, file)
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