Remittitur – an order requiring a Plaintiff to choose between a new trial or lowering the damages amount below what the jury had awarded

Definition of Remittitur:

(18c.) 1. An order awarding a new trial, or a damages amount lower than that awarded by the jury, & requiring the plaintiff to choose between those alternatives <the defendant sought a remittitur of the $100 million judgment>. 2. The process by
which a court requires either that the case be tretried, or that the damages awarded by
the jury be reduced. CF. ADDITUR.>

Definition of REMITTIT DAMNA:

[Latin] (18c.) Hist. An entry on the record by which a plaintiff declares that he or she
remits part of the damages that have ben awarded. — Also termed remittitur damna; remittitur damnum.


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