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Unformatted text preview: urned a verdict finding that although Daniel Virgil assaulted and battered Sidney Genders, those acts were not within the course and scope of Virgil's alleged employment with the defendants. The jury also found that the defendants were negligent and awarded the plaintiffs $ 65,500.00 in damages, including $ 15,000.00 for future medical expenses. The defendants' post-trial motions were denied and a final judgment was entered in accordance with the jury's verdict. The defendants appealed. The defendants raise two issues on appeal. The first issue is whether there was sufficient evidence to support the jury's determination that the defendants were liable to the plaintiffs on the theories of negligent [*331] hiring and negligent retention. The second issue is whether there was sufficient evidence to support the jury's determination that the plaintiffs were entitled to an award of $ 15,000.00 for future medical expenses. Although the evidence may [**4] be susceptible to different inferences, a jury verdict is presumed to be regular and is not to be disturbed if supported by the evidence. Sweet Paper Sales Corp. v. Feldman, 603 So. 2d 109 (Fla. 3d DCA 1992); Gould v. National Bank of Fla., 421 So. 2d 798, 802 (Fla. 3d DCA 1982); see also E.F. Hutton v. Sussman, 504 So. 2d 1372 (Fla. 3d DCA 1987)(adding that a jury verdict is presumed to conform with the instructions given by the trial court). If there is any competent evidence to support the verdict, that verdict must be sustained on appeal. Grossman v. Sea Air Towers, Ltd., 513 So. 2d 686 (Fla. 3d DCA 1987), review denied, 520 So. 2d 584 (Fla. 1988); Landry v. Hornstein, 462 So. 2d 844 (Fla. 3d DCA 1985); Jimenez v. Gulf & Western Mfg. Co., 458 So. 2d 58 (Fla. 3d DCA 1984); Hirsch v. Mount Sinai Medical Ctr., Inc., 458 So. 2d 6 (Fla. 3d DCA 1984); Lee v. Dade County, 342 So. 2d 846 (Fla. 3d DCA 1977). In [**5] the instant case, there was sufficient evidence to support the jury's finding that the defendants were liable for...
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