Big $$ jury award is overturned by appellate panel

From the New York Law Journal:

Panel Overturns $9M Jury Award in Subway Gap Suit

Saying there was “no valid line of reasoning … which could possibly lead rational [persons] to the conclusion reached by the jury on the basis of the evidence..

I mentioned previously that big jury verdicts can be sharply reduced by an appellate court, and here’s an example, although this tidbit from the NYLJ doesn’t note what the reduction is.

And a sitting judge can nix a big jury award even before any appeal.

So this is a good reason to settle a case before a (jury) trial. You never know what’s going to happen even if you and your case wow a jury.

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