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MORRISON v. TRI-BORO MOTORS COMPANY (09/25/62)

THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


September 25, 1962

MORRISON, APPELLANT,
v.
TRI-BORO MOTORS COMPANY, APPELLANT.

Appeals, Nos. 114 and 129, March T., 1962, from orders of Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, April T., 1956, No. 1110, in case of Kathleen Morrison, a minor, by Kenneth Morrison and Esther Morrison, his wife, parents and natural guardians, and Kenneth Morrison and Esther Morrison, his wife, in their own right, v. Tri-Boro Motors Company. Orders affirmed.

COUNSEL

Frank J. Kernan, with him P. J. McArdle, for plaintiff.

Harry W. Miller, with him Roystom, Robb, Leonard, Edgecombe & Miller, for defendant.

Before Bell, C.j., Musmanno, Jones, Cohen, Eagen and O'brien, JJ.

Author: O'brien

[ 408 Pa. Page 416]

OPINION BY MR. JUSTICE O'BRIEN

This automobile collision occurring in 1955 came on for trial before judge and jury in 1960 in which verdicts were returned in plaintiffs' favor. Only the verdict for Kenneth Morrison is before us on these appeals.

Defendant's (appellant in No. 129) contention being (1) the court below erred in refusing to withdraw a juror because of prejudicial remarks made by plaintiff's counsel (2) the verdict of the jury was capricious and arbitrary and (3) was excessive.

Plaintiff (appellant in No. 114) contends (1) the question of an excessive verdict was not before the court below and (2) the verdict was not excessive.

The verdict for plaintiff was $9,850 and an order of court granted a new trial unless plaintiff remitted the amount in excess of $5,000.

An examination of the record reveals absolutely no grounds for these appeals and the court was entirely correct in its disposition of this litigation. There being no abuse of discretion or error of law the orders will be affirmed.

Mr. Justice MUSMANNO dissents and would reinstate the full amount of the verdict.

Disposition

Orders affirmed.

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