directed verdict

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Noun1.directed verdict - a verdict entered by the court in a jury trial without consideration by the jury; "there cannot be a directed verdict of guilty in a criminal trial"
finding of fact, verdict - (law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decision; can be used in formulating a judgment
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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"The Supreme Court gives that very definite direction to the bar."<br />The other issue for the court to consider was whether Apex preserved its claims for the court's review.<br />Breckenridge wrote that Apex filed a motion for directed verdict at the close of the limited partners' case but failed to do the same at the close of evidence.
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.
Thus, the court reversed the judgment of the trial court on the defendant SMC's motion for directed verdict. Again, the court rejected SMC's contention that the trial court erred in granting a conditional motion for a new trial based on the motion for judgment in accordance with a motion for a directed verdict.
Its functional proximity to the motion for directed verdict has indeed led one scholar to suggest that summary judgment is unconstitutional, (96) although one may suppose that no current Supreme Court Justice would share that view.
The trial court granted the hospital's motion for directed verdict. The plaintiff appealed.
The next day, our lengthy cross-examination forced the admission of valuable testimony that helped us survive the defendant's renewed motion for directed verdict. The defense expert admitted on cross that hot tub manufacturers and spas must fully and adequately warn pregnant women of the dangers of using hot tubs.
The move - technically referred to as a motion for directed verdict - came after Bristol's final witness, the company's senior VP of sales and marketing, Jean Blackwell, had finished giving evidence in the courthouse here Wednesday.