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Spangler v. McQuitty

August 5, 2020

The Court of Appeals recently decided a procedural quagmire involving the death of a plaintiff after judgment in his favor but prior to the resolution of post-trial motions to reduce the amount of the verdict.  Subsequent to the plaintiff’s death, the defendant argued the plaintiff’s estate should not be entitled to the future medical expenses that the jury originally awarded.  Ultimately, the Court determined that the post-verdict death of the plaintiff did not absolve the defendant from the finality of the jury’s award.