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$5.225M Best Buy verdict ruled excessive

A Newport News judge has set aside a multimillion dollar personal injury award on the grounds the verdict was excessive.

This past August, a jury awarded $5,225,000 to Michael Chavis, who was injured after a forklift ran over his foot at a Best Buy store. Chavis was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome as a result of the incident.

Post-trial motions were held on Sept. 28.

According to Fairfax attorney John McGavin, who represents Best Buy, a new trial has been granted.

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