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Past Pain & Suffering

In Sawh v. Bally Contracting Corp., No. 16789/10, 2017 WL 902330 (N.Y. App. Div. 2d Dept. Mar. 8, 2017), the court granted plaintiff’s motion under CPLR 4404(a) to set aside a $100,000 jury verdict on the issue of damages for past pain and suffering, which in the court’s view were too low. From the Decision […]

InĀ Arrin C. v. New York City Department of EducationĀ (decided June 10, 2014) the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the trial court’s conditional reduction of a multi-million dollar jury award. Plaintiff, an autistic 11-year old student, sustained injuries to his mouth – including one of his teeth being knocked out and another being knocked into his […]

In a recent personal injury case, Schecher v. R. Park Cent., LLC, New York Supreme Court Judge James held that the jury failed to adequately compensate plaintiff for her injuries. The trial record established that after the accident on August 5, 2007, plaintiff was transported to the emergency room of St. Vincent’s Hospital where she […]

In Trezza v. Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Appellate Division, First Department recently affirmed and modified a decision by the Supreme Court, Bronx County relating to the damages phase of a car accident case. The trial court entered a judgment on a jury’s verdict awarding plaintiff damages in the amounts of $500,000 for past pain and […]