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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...

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A motion to dismiss is a formal request for a court to dismiss a case.


Reasons for dismissal vary. Over 97% of federal lawsuits are dismissed, most of which are due to settlements.

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)...