In re United Scaffolding, Inc.Annotate this Case
In Plaintiff's negligence against United Scaffolding, a jury assigned fifty-one percent responsibility for Plaintiff's injuries to United. The trial court subsequently granted Plaintiff's motion for a new trial in the interest of justice and fairness. After the trial court amended its order, United sought mandamus relief, arguing that the amended order failed to provide adequate reasoning for granting the motion for new trial. The Supreme Court conditionally granted the writ of mandamus, holding (1) because the trial court's order was premised solely "in the interest of justice," it did not provide a reasonably specific explanation of the court's reasons for setting aside the jury verdict; and (2) the trial court need not render judgment on the jury verdict.