directed verdict

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A directed verdict is a ruling entered by a trial judge after determining that there is no legally sufficient evidentiary basis for a reasonable jury to reach a different conclusion.

The trial court may grant a directed...

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Does the Double Jeopardy clause bar retrial when the trial judge directs a verdict of acquittal because the prosecution failed to prove a fact that was ultimately not an element of...

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A motion for directed verdict is a motion asking the court to issue a directed verdict.

This motion is made before a case is submitted to the jury, and argues that no reasonable jury could find for the opposing party.

Either the...