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Hager v. Weber

New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division


Decided: June 14, 1950.

CHARLES HAGER, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
v.
CHARLES WEBER, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT

McGeehan, Colie and Eastwood.

Per Curiam

[8 NJSuper Page 252] The only ground advanced by defendant-appellant, Charles Weber, for reversal of the judgment entered against him in the sum of $6,500, by the Middlesex County Court, Law Division, is that the verdict of the jury is excessive. The plaintiff's action is grounded upon defendant's

[8 NJSuper Page 253]

negligence as the proximate cause of plaintiff's damages arising out of an automobile accident.

We have carefully reviewed the record and are satisfied that the verdict is clearly excessive. It should be reduced to the sum of $3,500 and we so direct. If this is not acceptable to plaintiff, then, in view of the fact that defendant has not raised any question as to the jury's finding of liability against him, a new trial for damages only is directed.

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