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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Nov 12, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Walter Lee Bailey, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Khadijeh Naraghian.

Attorneys 2:

William M. Jeter, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellee, Darryle K. Wilson.

Judge(s): GOLDIN

In this case, Appellant sued to recover for injuries she allegedly sustained in a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Shelby County, Tennessee. Following a trial of the case, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the Appellant but also found her to be partially at fault for the accident. The trial court reduced the awarded damages by the percentage of Appellant’s comparative fault as found by the jury, and a judgment on the jury’s verdict was entered. Although Appellant subsequently filed a motion for new trial, asserting various errors, that motion was denied by the trial court. Appellant then appealed to this Court reiterating the same concerns that she raised in her motion for new trial. Because we conclude that the jury’s damages award is not supported by material evidence, we vacate the trial court’s judgment and remand for a new trial.