Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Shorthand acronym for the phrase non obstante veredicto (nahn ahb-stan-teh very-dick-toe), meaning "notwithstanding the verdict," referring to a decision of a judge to set aside a jury's decision when the judge is convinced the verdict is not reasonably supported by the facts or the law. The result is called a "judgment NOV."
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:20 pm