Law360 (September 8, 2021, 10:25 PM EDT) — Malibu Boats LLC has asked a Georgia state judge to throw out a $200 million jury award to parents of a boy who died after being mutilated by a boat propeller, arguing that the verdict was “internally inconsistent” and that the punitive damage amount violated the U.S. Constitution as “excessive and arbitrary punishment.”
The Tennessee-based company’s motion, submitted Tuesday, asks Superior Court Judge B. Chan Caudell to disregard the verdict or order a new trial. Malibu Boats said there were more than two dozen problems with the overall proceedings, including improper jury selection, irrelevant evidence allowed in trial and erroneous jury…
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