an agreement by the plaintiff to relinquish, or remit, to the defendant that portion of the jury's verdict which constitutes excessive damages and to accept the sum which has been judicially determined to be properly recoverable
A remittitur is a ruling by a judge (usually upon motion to reduce or throw out a jury verdict) lowering the amount of damages granted by a jury in a civil case. Usually, this is because the amount awarded exceeded the amount demanded; however, the term is sometimes used for a reduction in awarded damages even when the amount awarded did not exceed the amount demanded.
A document issued by the Court of Appeals of Georgia to the trial court which returns the jurisdiction to the trial court and shows the final judgment of the Court of Appeals, either reversing or affirming the trial court.
Legal process by which an appellate court transmits to the court below the records and proceedings before it, together with its decision, for such further action and entry of judgment as is required by the decision of the appellate court.