In ordering Daniels to pay $293,052.33, the judge also said he found that the president's lawyers claimed too many hours of work.
Rescuers began searching for the four people on Sunday, after an ATV the four were believed to be riding was found near an entrance.
The lawsuit alleges that at least two days before the deadly explosion, the rig's managers received warnings that included a "skull and crossbones graphic"
On Nov. 25, U.S. border agents fired tear gas to disperse a group of migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border crossing separating Tijuana from San Diego.
"I took action...I took her life," Trejo told an investigator, according to charging documents.