Remittitur Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Remittitur, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Remittitur?

(n) Remttitur is the order by which a judge limits the scope of the order issued by a jury or lower court to the extend of the prayers or requests made by the plaintiff. For example when a plaintiff asks for interest @3% and the jury awards interest based on the rules existing which is at a higher rate than demanded by the plaintiff, a remittitur can limit such interest to 3%