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To: DCBryan1
State law requires the award to be capped at $100,000

Another damn judge doesn't know the law or doesn't give a damn. This judge should be impeached.

4 posted on 03/14/2012 12:57:10 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Logical me
Another damn judge doesn't know the law or doesn't give a damn. This judge should be impeached.

It's not uncommon in many states to submit the case to the jury without telling them the applicable cap, and for the judge to then reduce the verdict if it exceeds the cap. Otherwise, if you tell the jury that the maximum award is $100,000, many jurors will think that that figure is so low they will disregard the possibility of finding for the defendant on the issue of liability.

7 posted on 03/14/2012 1:10:59 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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