Civil Procedure Keyed to Friedenthal
Fisch v. Manger
The Plaintiff suffered severe injuries in a car accident and received $3,000 from the jury. The jury’s award covered the Plaintiff’s actual expenses, but awarded him virtually nothing for pain and suffering. He appealed stating the sum was inadequate. The trial judge wrote to the parties stating, that unless the Defendants raised the verdict in writing to $7,500, the judge would set aside the verdict and order a new trial as to the damages issue only. The Defendants agreed, but the Plaintiff appealed.
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