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.