Lisa Sulka and Skip Hoagland: $50 million

Bluffton, South Carolina, Mayor Lisa Sulka sued Skip Hoagland after he sent a series of emails during 2015 and 2017 accusing her of criminal activity and being unfit for office. The emails were received by numerous individuals, including public officials and the attorney general. Sulka noted that the psychological impact of Hoagland's comments was the most significant and was awarded $50 million in combined actual and punitive damages in February 2022.