Plaintiff’s Jury Award of $12,451,000 Not Set Aside by Judge – Ciolli V. Galley

Jury decision awards a large financial sum

This matter proceeded to a six day jury trial which resulted in jury verdict of $12,451,000.00 in October 2009.

The Defendants sought an order from the trial judge that the jury verdict should be rejected and a mistrial be declared.  The trial judge refused to agree to the Defendants’ application.  The judge concluded that the matters before her were better dealt with on appeal.

In particular, she found that “unless there is no evidence to support the jury’s findings, a trial judge may not reject a jury’s verdict.”  She did not conclude that there was no evidence before the jury to support the verdict.

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