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Taking the case from the jury

This Prezi illustrates the standards for when a judge may take a case from the jury by granting Judgment as a Matter of Law ("JML") or a Motion for a New Trial. If you like this Prezi, please leave a comment. If you don't, please close your eyes.
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Brigham Fordham

on 4 April 2014

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Transcript of Taking the case from the jury

When can the judge take the case from the jury?
The judge finds there isn't enough evidence to support a verdict for P.
P's evidence is so weak no reasonable jury could find for P.
The judge believes there is evidence to support a verdict for P, but D has a stronger case.
If the jury returns a verdict for P, the court should let the verdict stand even though the judge disagrees with the outcome.
A verdict for P is against the great weight of the evidence.
Before Jury Verdict: The judge may grant JML to D.
After Jury Verdict: The judge may grant JML to D ONLY IF D moved for JML prior to verdict.
If the jury returns a verdict for P, the judge may grant a new trial
The judge believes there is evidence to support a verdict for D, but P has a stronger case.
If the jury returns a verdict for D, the court should let the verdict stand even though the judge disagrees with the outcome.
The judge finds there isn't enough evidence to support a verdict for D.
A verdict for D is against the great weight of the evidence.
The evidence in favor of P is so strong that no reasonable jury could find for D.
If the jury returns a verdict for D, the judge may order a new trial.
Very rare!
Before Jury Verdict: The judge may grant JML to P.
After Jury Verdict: The judge may grant JML to P ONLY IF P moved for JML prior to verdict.
The Jury:
Credibility, Disputed Facts, Community Standards
The Judge:
Questions of Law
The Judge:
Questions of Law
The judge believes P's case is STRONG!
The judge believes P's case is WEAK!
The Jury:
Credibility, Disputed Facts, Community Standards
The Judge:
Questions of Law
The Judge:
Questions of Law
When can the judge take the case from the jury?
Is the jury off target or is the judge?
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