Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A request made by a party, after a judgment is entered in a lawsuit, that the judge vacate that judgment and order a new trial. Typically, a motion for new trial argues that the judge made a significant legal error or that there was insufficient evidence to support the jury's verdict. In many jurisdictions, a party must make a motion for new trial to reserve the right to make the same arguments on appeal.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:20 pm