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Civil Procedure Keyed to Friedenthal
Magnani v. Trogi
Citation:70 Ill. App. 216 (1966)
Magnani filed a complaint against defendant seeking damages for wrongful death under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act and reimbursement of funeral and medical expenses under the Illinois Family Expense Statute. Although the complaint alleged two separate causes of action, a single form of verdict was submitted by the court to the jury. Neither party objected to the single form of verdict. The jury assessed $19,000 in damages against Trogi. Trogi moved for a new trial. The trial judge, noting that it was not clear whether the jury’s $19,000 verdict applied to one or both counts, ordered a new trial.
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