The plaintiff’s decedent slipped and fell on ice, and then died after approximately several hours before she was discovered face down on a sidewalk at her apartment complex.
The jury’s award was found excessive and shocked the court’s conscience. The amount was reduced to $60k and then further reduced to $42k to account for a 30% contributory negligence finding. If the remittitur was not accepted a new trial was to be held.
Estate of Marshall v. Norwalk Housing Auth., (March 31, 2015)