SACS Appellate Group Obtains $3.3 Million Remittitur in Bronx County Supreme Court
Following an excessive verdict of $6.5 million for spinal injuries and four surgeries in Michael Green v. Manhattan School of Music, Index No. 310534/2010 (Sup. Ct. Bronx Co.), we were successful on our post-trial motion in convincing the trial court (Thompson, J.) to order a remittitur of over 50% of the verdict down to $3.2 million in its decision on September 19, 2019. The matter recently settled as our team was preparing to appeal for a new trial and/or further reduction. As such, our efforts successfully helped our client avoid both an excessive judgment and the cost of an appeal. Tim Capowski, Jack Watkins, and Chris Theobalt principally briefed the post-trial motion, which was argued by Jack Watkins. Nice work by our team!