Definitions for "Remittitur"
Keywords:  verdict, jury, judge, reduction, damnut
A remission or surrender, -- remittitur damnut being a remission of excess of damages.
(reh MID ih dur) Judge's reduction of damages awarded by jury.
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 sending back, as when a record is remitted by a superior to an inferior court.
The document issued by the Court of Appeal, after the Decision is final, which returns the case to the Superior Court.
The transfer of the records of a case from a Court of Appeal to the original trial court for further action or other disposition as ordered by the appellate court.