Power Integrations, Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc., et al, 3-09-cv-05235 (CAND November 25, 2014, Order) (Chesney, J.)
When do district courts grant new trials on damages?
Since 2008, district courts have granted or partially granted motions for new trial on damages only eight times. In three of the cases the winning party was given the choice between remittitur or a new trial. One case was largely procedural, involving a remand from the Federal Circuit. The others focus on a lack of evidence supporting the verdict, a change in the law, or flawed expert analysis. To view the eight orders click here.