1. 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. 
1. An award of damages by a verdict which appears to have been given under the influence of passion or prejudice; an award so large as to shock the judicial conscience; an award so out of proportion to the damages proved as to indicate an abuse of the jury’s discretion. 22 Am J2d Damg § 366. See also 5 Am J2d A & E § 896. 
1. An award of damages by a verdict that appears to have been rendered under the influence of passion or prejudice, or one that is inordinately unwarranted by the facts. 
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