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of this article is on the verdicts, not all of the post-verdict activity is
3. pacer.gov for the federal system; superiorcourt.maricopa.gov for
Maricopa County; agave.cosc.pima.gov for Pima County; and
for the other counties.
4. Other defendants were Karina Zowine, Brett Costello, Mike Ilardo,
Alisa Ilardo, Charles Johnson, Kai Knowlton, Martha Leon, Rio
Mayo, Michael Narducci, Pat Shanahan, and Sarah Shanahan. A motion for motion for a new trial and motion for judgment as a matter
of law was filed by the Zowines, the Ilardos, Charles Johnson, Martha
Leon and the Shanahans. The court reduced the punitive awards
against Pat Shanahan to $55,000 and that against Charles Johnson
to $550,000. Otherwise the court denied the motions. Those same
defendants have filed a notice of appeal.
5. Other plaintiffs were George Coulbourn, Jr., Scott Coulbourn and
Shannon Coulbourn Moses.
6. Another plaintiff was Karson Jarvis, and another defendant was City
of Phoenix Street Transportation Department. Phoenix filed a motion for judgment as a matter of law and a motion for a new trial or
in the alternative for remittitur.
7. Other plaintiffs were Christy Gibson, Kelly Gibson and Jane Roe.
8. Other plaintiffs were Linda Brown and Cohen Brown.
9. Other plaintiffs were Lynwood Limited Partnership t/a Lynwood
Apartments and Villa Del Sol Limited Partnership t/a Villa Del Sol
Apartments. Travelers was granted partial summary judgment on
plaintiffs’ bad faith claim.
10. Recovery Innovations filed a renewed motion for a mistrial and/or for
a new trial, which were denied. It has filed an appeal.
11. Another defendant was Marguerite Falk.
12. To calculate an average for a particular county, we add up all the
verdict totals where damages were awarded, then divide by how many
plaintiffs’ verdicts there were in that county. To calculate the median
in a venue, we place the plaintiffs’ verdicts in value order and find the
middle number, where exactly half of those verdicts are higher and
half are lower.
13. Average verdicts and median verdicts are computed from all plaintiffs’
verdicts in the particular venue. Defense verdicts and reductions for
comparative negligence or non-party fault are deliberately not factored
into the analyses of averages and medians for the reasons noted above.
If we included defense verdicts into that analysis, the average of all
civil verdicts statewide in 2016 (plaintiff’s and defendant’s verdicts)
would be $478,957.
14. Fisk’s motion for a new trial was denied.
15. Nazos’ motion for a new trial or for judgment as a matter of law was
denied. This case is on appeal.
16. Other plaintiffs were Leslie Daniels and Cody Daniels.
17. Plaintiffs’ motion for a new trial was denied, and they have filed an
18. Thank you to Editor Tim Eigo for encouraging this project for its
thirteen years and for inspiring us all to write more and write better.
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