A concert-promoting company has been granted a new trial over a price of 102 million dollars which it claimed was excessive in the case of a worker who fell and suffered a serious head injury while hanging a sign, according to a judgment issued by The Supreme Court of New York County.
Mark Perez was 30 years old at the time of his 2013 accident in a theater in Wantagh, New York, and medical testimony indicated that he would probably suffer for the rest of his life. After a number of medical interventions, including four brain surgeries and an induced coma, he filed a lawsuit against New York-based Live Nation Worldwide Inc., arguing that the company failed to create a safe workplace, according to documents in . Perez v. Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. and Live Nation Marketing, Inc., filed in New York.
Live Nation, which had requested that the prize be set at $ 5.9 million, filed a decision to set it apart from the jury, which it claimed was "excessive and contrary to the weight of the evidence."
The State Supreme Court agreed and ordered that Perez accept a reduced award totaling $ 53.7 million within 45 days or that the case be referred to a new trial to establish a new award.
"Where, as here, a court finds that certain jury awards in a personal injury action are exaggerated, the correct procedure is to set aside these parts of the judgment and hold a new trial, unless the plaintiff prescribes that the reduced amount," it states. in the decision.