Judge: Take $9.1M Verdict Remitted To $828,153 Or Face January Retrial

(October 29, 2015, 2:27 PM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — Saying that a jury’s $9.1 million verdict in a Durom hip trial was “hasty and excessive,” a California state court judge on Oct. 27 granted defendant Zimmer Inc.’s motion for new trial unless the plaintiff accepts a remittitur to $828,153 (Thomas McAllister, et al. v. Zimmer, Inc., et al., No. BC444834, Calif. Super., Los Angeles Co.).

(McAllister order available. Document #28-151112-001R.)

Eight years ago, Gary Kline, now 59, was surgically implanted with a Durom Hip made by Zimmer. He claims that the hip...
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