State Appeals Court’s Offer: Have $12.69M Polar Care Verdict Reversed Or Take Cut
(November 1, 2016, 11:06 AM EDT) -- RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A California appeals court on Oct. 28 affirmed most of a jury’s liability findings in a Polar Care 500 tissue injury case but reversed the compensatory and punitive damages awards totaling $12.69 million unless the plaintiff accepts a reduction to $1.45 million (Virginia Bigler-Engler, et al. v. Breg, Inc., et al., No. C063556, Calif. App., 4th Dist., Div. 1; 2016 Cal. App. LEXIS 921).
(Opinion available. Document #28-161103-019Z.)
In 2003, Whitney Engler, then a high school athlete, injured her left knee running hurdles. ...