Bitgood v. Gordon Greene Post Number 27 of the Am. LegionAnnotate this Case
Plaintiff was a patron at a bar on Defendant’s premises when he was involved in a fight first inside Defendant’s premises and then in Defendant’s parking lot. Plaintiff sustained serious injuries. Plaintiff subsequently filed a negligence complaint against Defendant. After a trial, the jury returned a verdict finding both parties negligent, attributing twenty percent of the negligence to Plaintiff, and awarding a total of $543,433 to Plaintiff. Defendant filed a motion for a new trial and/or remittitur, which the trial justice denied. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the trial justice did not overlook or misconceive material evidence in denying Defendant’s motion for a new trial and alternative motion for a remittitur.