Judge Woods orders new trial on plaintiff's damages

District Judge Woods reviews dozens of cases involving pain suffered in plaintiff's shoulder, back, and neck after a car wreck and finds that, while the jury’s award for pain and suffering does not shock the Court’s conscience, it is significantly lower than recently reported awards.

Since  jury’s award for pain and suffering deviates materially from reasonable compensation, the Court orders additur under New York law (i.e., adding monetary damages to the jury's award).