Harold Baer, Jr., U.S.D.J.
STATEMENT OF FACTS
This cause came on for trial before this Court and a jury on November 14, 15, 17, 20, and 21, 1995.
The Court submitted special interrogatories to the jury which found that both direct defendants, Cartier Incorporated and Awnings Unlimited, were negligent, that the third-party defendants, Fabric Concepts for the Industry, Inc. d/b/a The Awning Man and Awning Cleaning Inc., were not negligent, that the negligence of both Cartier Incorporated and Awnings Unlimited was a proximate cause of plaintiff's injuries, and that each direct defendant was 50% at fault. The jury itemized its verdict for the plaintiff as follows:
Past medical expenses: $ 39,276.00;
Past pain and suffering: $ 700,000.00;
Future medical expenses: $ 204,000.00;
Future loss of earning: $ 1,500,000.00;
Future pain and suffering: $ 2,500,000.00.
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