A jury on Thursday awarded $120,000 to Democracy Partnerships, targeted by the undercover investigative group.
The announcement follows a federal court jury on Thursday afternoon awarding the money in connection with recordings made in 2016 by an operative associated with Project Veritas who obtained an internship using a false name and story.
The nine-member jury concluded that the actions of an operative breached a fiduciary duty to the consulting firm collective, Democracy Partnerships, and amounted to fraudulent misrepresentation, according to Politico.
Recordings made by operatives depicting what the group said were efforts to incite violence at rallies for then-President Trump.
A key figure behind the Democratic consultancies said the firms lost contracts after the release of the videos.
“The verdict represents a setback in journalistic integrity – effectively allowing subjects to dictate the way in which a journalist gathers and reports the news,” the group said in a release Thursday evening. “Project Veritas will appeal.”