The first section of this Note examines and evaluates the mechanics of remittitur procedure in the federal courts. The second section focuses on the major unresolved issue of remittitur procedure: whether a plaintiff who elects to remit is entitled to appellate review of the remittitur order. The final section of the Note evaluate remitting-plaintiff appeal procedures and suggest some ways in which federal remittitur procedure might be made more efficient and more responsive to policy objectives.
Irene Sann, Remittitur Practice in the Federal Courts, 76 Colum. L. Rev. 299 (1976), available at http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/530/.