O.J. Simpson asked the California Supreme Court on Wednesday to overturn the $33.5-million wrongful-death judgment against him.
The former football star filed the request in Los Angeles without the assistance of an attorney. Details were not immediately available, but Dr. Henry Johnson, a close friend and investigator for Simpson, said the request alleged that Simpson was denied his constitutional right to a fair trial.
In a civil trial in 1997, a Santa Monica jury found Simpson, who had been acquitted earlier of criminal charges, liable for the June 12, 1994, deaths of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
Six weeks ago, the 2nd District Court of Appeal found unanimously that the civil trial court "did not err, and the compensatory and punitive damages are not excessive."