Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Reversal of a jury's verdict by a judge when the judge believes that there were insufficient facts on which to base the jury's verdict, or that the verdict did not correctly apply the law. This procedure is similar to a situation in which a judge orders a jury to arrive at a particular verdict, called a directed verdict.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:18 pm