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Martin v. Knight

August 2, 2006

ROSIE MARTIN PLAINTIFF
v.
CHARLES DANNY KNIGHT, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS OF THE WATSON CHAPEL, ARKANSAS SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 24, A PUBLIC BODY CORPORATE; AND WATSON CHAPEL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 24 BOARD OF EDUCATION, A PUBLIC BODY CORPORATE DEFENDANTS



The opinion of the court was delivered by: J. Leon Holmes United States District Judge

ORDER

For the reasons stated in the Opinion entered separately today, defendants' motion for new trial is DENIED. Defendants' alternative motion for remittitur is GRANTED. The jury award of $500,000 for compensatory damages other than lost wages and benefits will be remitted to $150,000, or the Court will order a new trial on the issue of damages other than lost wages and benefits. Martin must file a statement with the Court within ten business days stating whether she elects to accept the remittitur or whether she elects a new trial on the issue of damages other than lost wages and benefits. If Martin files no statement of her election within ten business days, the Court will order a new trial on the issue of damages other than lost wages and benefits.

IT IS SO ORDERED this 2nd day of August, 2006.

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