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Recent Illinois Verdicts Reinforce Potency Of Remittitur

Law360, New York (January 30, 2018, 11:15 AM EST) -- As tort defendants and their insurers continue to face enormous exposure in catastrophic personal injury cases, they are more and more frequently adding appellate specialists to their trial teams. In addition to lending a fresh perspective to the case, embedded appellate counsel assist in preserving error for appeal, building a comprehensive record and drafting key motions, jury instructions and the verdict form.

Just as critical to the success of any future appeal are post-trial proceedings, a defendant’s lone opportunity to challenge a verdict as excessive in...
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