excessive verdict

Definition of "excessive verdict"
  1. It refers to a court decision that gives out an extremely uneven amount of damages compared to the harm suffered. This is deemed to be shocking to the court's understanding of fairness. Such a verdict can be remedied by reducing the damages or ordering a new trial
How to use "excessive verdict" in a sentence
  1. The judge overturned the excessive verdict as the punishment did not fit the gravity of the crime.
  2. The lawyer moved for a new trial after accusing the jury of delivering an excessive verdict.
  3. With the excessive verdict being grossly disproportionate to the plaintiff's injury, the court decided to lessen the damages accorded.

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