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.
480(a), a motion for directed verdict must state its specific grounds.
15] For example, a party should renew its motion for judgment in accordance with motion for directed verdict, and should move for a new trial based on the manifest weight of the evidence.
The failure to make a motion for directed verdict has been held to waive sufficiency of the evidence issues on appeal.
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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