directed verdict

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directed verdict

(dĭ-rek′tĕd vĕr′dĭkt)
A determination of the outcome of a trial solely by a judge without input from a jury.
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2d at 707 (holding that the trial court erred in granting the appellee's post-trial motion for directed verdict because "[a]lthough the [appellee] timely moved for a directed verdict during trial, it did not serve its motion for directed verdict until the eleventh day after the verdict").
Following Visingardi, Florida courts repeatedly declined to recognize the fundamental similarity between a motion for directed verdict and a motion for summary judgment.
When reviewing a motion for directed verdict in a negligence case, for example, a court does not waste time or effort deciding if the defendant can disprove causation because the defendant has no such burden.
A defense motion for directed verdict that is denied at the close of the plaintiff's case must be renewed at the close of all the evidence in order to preserve the denial of the motion for appellate review.
The most common motions authorized to toll rendition in civil cases are motions for new trial and motions for judgment in accordance with prior motion for directed verdict (f/k/a as a motion for JNOV).
29] Subsection (b) now states "within 10 days after the return of a verdict, a party who has timely moved for a directed verdict may serve a motion to set aside the verdict and any judgment entered thereon and to enter judgment in accordance with the motion for directed verdict.
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