excessive damages

excessive damages

A jury award that grossly exceeds the amount warranted by law based on the facts and circumstances of the case; unreasonable or outrageous damages, which are subject to reduction by remittitur. See REMITTITUR. [Cases: Damages 127¨C140. C.J.S. Damages ¡ì¡ì 384¨C385, 387¨C394; Parent and Child ¡ì 344.]
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