What were they thinking? In a stairway trip and fall negligence case, the jury found:
1. plaintiff was negligent but defendant building owner was completely at fault and
2. the 35 year old plaintiff was entitled to $5,000,000 for past pain and suffering but zero for future pain and suffering
No one knows for sure what the jury was thinking but it’s certain that a brand new jury will be chosen to rule on these issues because the jurors who made these findings either were hopelessly confused, unable to understand the trial judge’s instructions or acted in inexplicable, irrational ways.
In any event, after six years of litigation, nine days of trial and countless hours of effort by lawyers for both sides, Davin Dessasore’s lawsuit against the New York City Housing Authority (the “NYCHA”) must now begin anew, according to a recent decision by an appeals court in Dessasore v. NYCHA (1st Dept. 2010).
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