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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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.
The trial court granted the hospital's motion for directed verdict.
Cessna Aircraft Co, (38) indicates, the standard by which the Eighth Circuit reviews a trial court's ruling on a motion for directed verdict is the same as its review of a motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict:
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.
On October 2, 2000, Plaintiff's Motion for Directed Verdict was granted, and the FUSD was awarded $972,000 in damages.
13) A defendant who failed to renew his or her motion for directed verdict at the close of all of the evidence was precluded from challenging the sufficiency of the evidence presented at trial on appeal.

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