BATON ROUGE, La. - The First Circuit Louisiana Court of Appeal on March 19 reduced damages awarded to the plaintiffs in a construction defects action, calling a trial court's award for nonpecuniary damages "abusively high" (Michael Matherne, et al. v. Mayhew Barnum, et al., No. 2011 CA 0827, La. App., 1st Cir.; 2012 La. App. LEXIS 356).
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