United States District Court, W.D. New York
May 12, 2005.
STEVEN D. DREYER and ROBERTA M. DREYER, Plaintiffs,
RYDER AUTOMOTIVE CARRIER GROUP, INC., RYDER AUTOMOTIVE OPERATIONS, INC. d/b/a DELAVAN, DELAVAN INDUSTRIES, INC., RYDER SYSTEM, INC. and RYDER AUTOMOTIVE CARRIER SERVICES, INC. Defendants.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: RICHARD ARCARA, District Judge
DECISION AND ORDER
On Tuesday, May 3, 2005, the jury in this matter returned a
verdict in favor of defendants Ryder System, Inc., and Ryder
Automotive Carrier Services, Inc., and in favor of the plaintiffs
against defendants Ryder Automotive Carrier Group, Ryder
Automotive Operations, Inc. d/b/a Delavan and Delavan Industries,
Inc. The jury awarded damages to the plaintiffs, including awards
for future pain and suffering and impairment of earning ability.
In personal injury actions decided under New York law, judgments
for future damages in excess of $250,000 must be structured
pursuant to Article 50-B of the New York Civil Practice Law and
Rules (" Article 50-B"), N.Y.C.P.L.R. § 5041. On or before June 3, 2005, plaintiffs shall file with the Court
a proposed judgment in compliance with Article 50-B, together
with a memorandum of law supporting the basis for the proposed
judgment. Defendants' objections to plaintiffs' proposed
judgment, if any, shall be filed on or before June 15, 2005,
together with a memorandum of law. The parties will be notified
if the Court requires oral argument.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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