Judge Reduces Award in Wal-Mart Case

Law360, New York (October 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has drastically reduced the damages Wal-Mart owes a man with cerebral palsy who sued the retailer under the Americans with Disabilities Act, but has denied Wal-Mart’s request that he dismiss the case or order a new trial.

In February 2004, a jury awarded plaintiff Patrick S. Brady more than $7.5 million: $5 million in punitive damages and $2.5 million in compensatory damages. Since then the award has been reduced twice, to just over $1.5 million.

Magistrate Judge James Orenstein left Brady with a...
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