Pennsylvania courts require defense on all aspects of damages claims
Pennsylvania courts have repeatedly ruled that 1) jury verdicts must bear a reasonable resemblance to evidence proffered at trial and 2) a defendant who does not address and sufficiently call into controversy damages issues at trial may face a new trial on damages if the jury returns a defense verdict.
Recent appellate decisions on this issue include:
The seminal case on this point is:
Defendants are well advised by the appellate courts to mount clear and specific damages arguments or face a second trial on damages in the event of a defense verdict.
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