A $1.8 million verdict against New Jersey Transit might get trimmed in light of an Appellate Division ruling that liability for a bus passenger’s injuries should have been apportioned between the transit agency and a teen who threw a bottle at the plaintiff.
Passenger Anasia Maison was awarded $1.8 million for injuries suffered in an altercation with a group of unruly passengers while her bus passed through Newark. But the appeals court said Wednesday that the trial judge erred by denying a defense request to include the bottle-throwing passenger on the verdict sheet.
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