Yeah well "skipping the country and changing names" has gotten a lot harder in the digital age. There are still countries that one can go to in order to avoid extradition or enforcement of civil liens, mind you, but it doesn't mean that you're going to be living the life of a Swiss playboy or whatever.
Anyway, the suit concerned the misappropriation of business info from a company called Dynamic Sports Nutrition. Apparently AR took a laptop containing proprietary details and disseminated information.
The judgment contains penalties of just over $32K in atty's fees, ~$570K in lost profits and ~$6.1M in future lost profits through the end of 2011.
AR is a pretty litigious bastard on his own. For example, there is a new, well-written post at EliteFitness regarding their defense against a bullshit suit from him (nothing to do with the DSNI suit, just to be clear).