Our civil justice system is built on the premise that a jury of disinterested individuals is in the best position to determine matters such as the credibility of witnesses and the amount of money that a person injured by another person's negligence should receive in compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and so on. Unfortunately, no system is perfect. Even juries sometimes get it wrong. When that happens, it is the trial judge's job to grant a new trial so that justice may prevail. Read More