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Giant Food, Inc. v. Satterfield
Citation:603 A.2d 877 (Md. App. 1992)
Regina Satterfield slipped and fell while shopping at a Giant Foods grocery store and was injured. She sued Giant Foods, Inc. for negligence. During closing arguments at trial, her lawyer suggested to the jury that the jury use a per diem method to calculate an appropriate dollar amount for her pain and suffering from the injury. The per diem argument made by plaintiff’s attorney was not an instruction given to the jury as a calculation method. Defendant objected to the suggestion and requested the judge provide the jury an instruction to the effect that the jury need not use the per diem method in determining an amount appropriate for damages. The jury then found for the plaintiff, awarding her $2,500 for past medical expenses and $40,000 for pain and suffering. Giant Foods appeals the award for pain and suffering.
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