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Monday, July 13, 1998 Published at 10:56 GMT 11:56 UK

World: Americas

OJ Simpson appeals against damages award

OJ Simpson: civil court found him liable for deaths

Lawyers for the former American football player, OJ Simpson, are reported to have appealed against a civil court ruling ordering him to pay more than $30m in damages for the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend.

Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were stabbed to death in California in June 1994.

A criminal court acquitted Mr Simpson of murder, following a televised trial that captivated public interest in America and around the world.

But a civil court later found Mr Simpson liable for the deaths, and awarded damages to Fred Goldman and Sharon Rufo, the parents of Ronald Goldman.

Fred Goldman was reported as saying that Mr Simpson had still not paid any of the damages.

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