Monthly Archives: May 2019

$25,519,500 Sustained by Trial Court on $28 Million Verdict

Monday, May 27, 2019

Trial Judge Finds That Awards for Rape and Assault Were Not Excessive

NEW YORK – A Westchester jury award of $28 million dollars was almost fully sustained by the trial judge this week. The $25,519,500 that was sustained resulted from a November 2018 trial involving a former Mount Vernon student who was raped after she was led off the Mount Vernon High School campus. The verdict is believed to be the largest physical and sexual assault jury verdict in New York State history.