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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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The Court held that the "inquiry involved in a ruling on a motion for summary judgment or for a directed verdict necessarily implicates the substantive evidentiary standard of proof that would apply at the trial on the merits.
Defense lawyers can ask a judge for a directed verdict at the end of testimony.
COURT'S OPINION: The Florida Court of Appeals, Fourth District, reversed the order of the trial judgment granting the defendants and ruled that the trial judge erred in granting the defendants' motion for a directed verdict against the estate.
The court observed that a directed verdict would have been appropriate only if the doctrine of Res Ipsa Loquitur (RIL) was applicable.
After moving for a directed verdict, the movant should also move for judgment in accordance with the motion for directed verdict if he or she wishes to appeal the denial of the directed verdict or the sufficiency of the evidence.
Jurisdiction of the Court of Criminal Appeal to hear an appeal against a directed verdict of acquittal derives from s.
When a motion for a directed verdict, which should have been granted, has been denied and a verdict rendered against the moving party, the court, at any time before the entry of judgment, either of its own motion or on motion of the aggrieved party, shall render judgment in favor of the aggrieved party notwithstanding the verdict.
While pleased to see the sum reduced, State Farm still intends to appeal both Senter's directed verdict, and the jury's award of punitive damages, to the 5th U.
After they rested their case on May 6, Al Kurdi's attorney moved to have Judge McDonald decide the case with a directed verdict from the bench, rather than leave it to the jury.
The lawsuit also claims the Dover Dixon attorneys failed to keep Advocat informed of progress in the case and hurt the chances of appeals by failing to seek a directed verdict.
having introduced their evidence and agreed upon the amount of loss sustained, both submitted requests for peremptory-jury instructions and for a directed verdict in their respective favor.
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