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Judgmt as Matter of

116. As of December 1, 1991, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended so that “directed verdict” and “judgment notwithstanding the verdict” are both known as ___. judgment as a matter of law
117. In a jury trial, at the close of P's evidence, D may move for a ___ (formerly directed verdict) under rule 50(a). The judge may grant it if, viewing the evidence in the ___, a reasonable jury could not find for P. judgment as a matter of law light most favorable to the P
118. The judge should deny the motion for directed verdict if: a. a reasonable jury could find in plaintiff's favor, or b. the judge wishes to let the case proceed and consider the question later.
119. If the motion for judgment as a matter of law is denied, defendant presents his case. At the close of defendant's evidence, PLAINTIFF AND DEFENDANT may move for judgment as a matter of law, which may be granted if, looking at all the evidence favorable to the NONMOVANT, and only the unquestionable evidence in MOVANT'S favor, a reasonable jury could only find for movant.
120. After the jury has returned its verdict, the losing party may move for ___ under rule 50(b) anytime within ___ days after entry of judgment. However, movant must have filed a motion for ___ during the trial as a prerequisite. judgment as a matter of law twenty-eight judgment as a matter of law
Created by: longhorn90