Huge jury verdict? Here’s what can happen

I certainly keep mentioning that when someone gets a huge jury award (juries of our peers are, of course, empathetic to our pains, and you can figure that the awards they’re giving to a plaintiff are sort of prescriptions for themselves), he/she very likely will have to endure an appeal. And I’ve mentioned what can happen with an appeal of a large verdict.

So here’s an abstract from the New York Law Journal confirming my view:

Court Orders New Trial or Reduced Verdict for Injured Cyclist

Andrew Denney, New York Law Journal

A cyclist who was awarded a $36 million verdict in a personal injury suit against New York City and the speeding motorist who hit him, leaving him permanently brain damaged, must accept a smaller verdict or face a new trial, an appellate court has ruled.

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