Nick Gordon ordered to pay 36 million dollars over Bobbi Kristina Brown death

A judge in Atlanta has ordered Nick Gordon to pay 36 million dollars in the wrongful death case concerning Bobbi Kristina Brown, Gordon's partner and the daughter of Whitney Houston, lawyers said.

Bobbi, the daughter of singers Whitney and Bobby Brown, was found face down and unresponsive in a bath in her suburban Atlanta, Georgia, home in January 2015.

She was in a coma for six months before dying in hospice care aged 22. Her death was similar to the way her mother died

Bobbi Kristina Brown pictured at a premiere
Bobbi Kristina Brown (Jimi Celeste/AP)

Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford ruled in September that Nick repeatedly failed to meet court deadlines in the case.

His order said that meant the conservator of her estate wins by default.

Bobbi and her mother Whitney
Bobbi and her mother Whitney (Dan Steinberg/AP/PA)

The estate's lawyers said in an emailed statement that Judge Bedford on Thursday awarded damages of 36,250,000 dollars.

Nick was not in court on Thursday. He has not been criminally charged over Bobbi's death.

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