Cleveland v. WardAnnotate this Case
Plaintiff was involved in a vehicle collision with Defendant. Defendant admitted that she was negligent, and Plaintiff filed suit for damages. After a trial, the jury returned a verdict for Plaintiff. The district court entered judgment for Plaintiff in the amount of $3,057 after factoring in offsets for previously-made payments. Plaintiff appealed, alleging several claims of error. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the district court did not err or abuse its discretion by (1) excluding trial testimony of Plaintiff’s treating physician; (2) excluding trial testimony of Plaintiff’s physical therapist; (3) granting a directed verdict on Plaintiff’s claim that her rotator cuff tear and shoulder arthritis were caused by the collision; and (4) concluding that Plaintiff could not recover damages incurred by her business.