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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Wood of Franklin County Circuit Court had been correct to grant the City of Union's motion for a directed verdict. Wood did so after finding that the plaintiff Jeffrey Pinnell had failed to make a submissible case for waiver of the city's sovereign immunity.
Holcomb appealed, contending that the trial court should have issued a directed verdict on both charges.
The case proceeded to a jury trial, and the circuit court ultimately granted Alderman's motion for a directed verdict on two grounds: (1) Camper Corral failed to present an expert witness to testify regarding the standard of care; and (2) Camper Corral failed to establish that Alderman's alleged negligence caused its damages.
08-99438, 8 pages), the majority determined the circuit court erred in granting a motion for a directed verdict by failing to consider the evidence of the case in a light most favorable to the plaintiff.
Where a plaintiff who was injured while walking on a public way brought suit against a defendant utility company allegedly responsible for a defect in the way, an order allowing the company's motion for a directed verdict should be affirmed, as the plaintiff did not notify the company of her claim within 30 days, as required by G.L.c.
* Illinois Appellate Court Issues Opinion Limiting Expert Testimony Regarding Proximate Cause and on Plaintiff's Use of Voluntary Dismissal to Avoid Directed Verdict and Retain Additional Experts by Mark D.
* Motion for Judgment--A motion for judgment as a matter of law, also known as a motion for a directed verdict, allows a party to challenge the evidentiary basis for a claim or defense.
"The judge said he's only ever entered a directed verdict once or twice ...
At the close of all evidence, the defendants moved for a directed verdict now referred to as a motion for judgment as a matter of law but Superior Court Judge Richard A.
Pyramid Contracting was not included because the company had previously reached a successful directed verdict.
After Coleman presented her case at trial, MTC moved for a directed verdict in the amount of $289,400; the court sustained MTC's motion and entered an order to that effect Coleman appealed.

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