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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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In granting a motion for a directed verdict, the trial court found that Meyering failed to establish that the defect in her car's heating and cooling system continued after the fourth fix attempt.
1.480(a) (provides that a party may move for a directed verdict at the close of evidence offered by the adverse party); FLA.
(26) Thus, the standard for granting summary judgment "mirrors the standard for a directed verdict under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50(a)." (27)
The defense team Wednesday morning requested a directed verdict. Judge David Ricciardone granted the request.
COURT'S OPINION: The Court of Appeals of Oregon affirmed the judgment entered by the trial court denying the defendant's motion for a directed verdict. The court held that there was sufficient evidence to prove that the failure to have a second troponin test caused Jocelyn to suffer greater injury to her heart than should have occurred.
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.
Jurisdiction of the Court of Criminal Appeal to hear an appeal against a directed verdict of acquittal derives from s.
The judge turned aside the American bank's motion for a directed verdict at the trial that started on May 15.
These included the motion for new trial of broadened scope, the motion for nonsuit having the effect of a decision (not merely opportunity for the plaintiff to try again), the directed verdict, and the motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict--all of which "examined" facts tried by a jury.
(22) Make a motion for a directed verdict that changes to the product were not a substantial factor in causing the accident or injury and ask the court to conclude the product was substantially the same as when it was sold.
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