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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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If the defendant was entitled to a directed verdict at the close of the plaintiff's case, but the trial court denied it, any deficiencies that existed in the plaintiff's case may be cured by evidence admitted in the defendant's case because the trial court's ruling on a directed verdict motion at the end of the case is based on all of the evidence.
A DIRECTED VERDICT OF ACQUITTAL AND THE CONCEPT OF TRIAL BY JURY: A CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTION
The court reserved ruling on the defendant's motion for a directed verdict, forcing the defense to present its case and giving us the opportunity to cross-examine its expert.
Hidalgo said the trial proceeded, and after four days of presenting evidence and testimony, he made a motion for a directed verdict, and the judge granted it.
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On this basis, the judge granted a directed verdict for the defendant after plaintiff's opening statement.
480(b), a defendant was required to move for a directed verdict at the close of the plaintiff's case, then to renew the motion again at the close of all the evidence.
At the close of Kimberly's case the defendants moved for a directed verdict on both the issues of liability and Kimberly's alternative theory that the doctrine of Res Ipsa Loquitur (RIL) was applicable in the case.
The city moved for a directed verdict and argued that Dunn failed to show the city intended to take her property or that she sustained damages sufficient to constitute a taking.
What the judge meant is that if the claim were allowed to be included in the lawsuit, he might be compelled to toss it out by a directed verdict because of lack of evidence.
Hubbell for a directed verdict, contending there was insufficient evidence presented by the Raiders during the trial.
Aon had sought a directed verdict, in which a judge overturns a jury verdict if the facts in law don't warrant the jury's decision.
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