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Any determination of whether a compensatory damages award is excessive should not be conducted in a vacuum, but instead 'should include consideration of the amounts awarded in other, comparable cases. Ismail v. Cohen, 899 F.2d 183, 187 (2d Cir. 1990). When considering whether a compensatory damages award falls within a reasonable range, courts do not 'balance the number of high and low awards and reject the verdict in the instant case if the number of lower awards is greater.' Ismail, 899 F.2d at 187. 

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