Appeals Court Affirms $300,000 for an Injury but Declines to Identify the Injury


For the third time in one week, a New York appellate court has issued a decision ruling on the reasonableness of a jury's pain and suffering verdict while withholding the nature of the injury. Eric Turkewitz over at New York Personal Injury Law Blog says I am "steamed" about this issue. Well, maybe I am.

In the first two cases, the courts reduced verdicts by $1,000,000 or more. We discussed those cases here and here and made quite clear our opinion that it's wrong to withhold from the bar and the public the nature of the injuries or the judges' reasons for disturbing jury verdicts.

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