The Missouri Aberration: Abolition of Remittitur
26 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2008
Date Written: 1986
This comment assess the apparently absolute proscription on the use of remittitur by the Supreme Court in Missouri in Firestone v. Crown Centre Redevelopment Corp. It is critical of the Court in abolishing the doctrine on grounds of activism, expediency, and logic. The Court was reversed several years later by the Missouri legislature, which reinstated the practice.
Keywords: Civil Procedure, Remittitur, Torts
JEL Classification: K41, K13
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