John Doe (plaintiff) was not wearing his seatbelt while driving down the highway. Susan Smith (defendant), while traveling the opposite direction, veers into the plaintiff's lane and causes a head on collision. Plaintiff sues on the basis of personal injury, and the jury awards the plaintiff $100,000. The jury also finds the plaintiff was 20% at fault and the defendant 80% at fault. The plaintiff's amount will be reduced by his percentage of fault. How much does each party get?
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Plaintiff will receive $80,000.
The defendant does not receive any money except in the form of a reduction of $20,000 from the $100,000.