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Ramon Cuevas v. Wentworth Group (A-30-14;

Ramon Cuevas v. Wentworth Group (A-30-14; 075077) 

A judge should not rely on personal knowledge of other verdicts or comparative-verdict methodology when deciding a remittitur motion. In this case, the trial judge did not rely on personal knowledge of other verdicts or comparable verdicts presented by the parties in deciding the remittitur motion, but rather on the record before her. The denial of remittitur here conforms to the deferential standard of review of a jury’s award of damages.