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Judgment notwithstanding the verdict, or J.N.O.V. for short (English "Judgment" + Latin Non Obstante Veredicto) is the practice in American courts whereby the presiding judge in a civil case may overrule the decision of a jury and reverse or amend their verdict. Requested in civil cases, this remedy permits the judge to exercise discretion to alter a judgment which cannot stand as a matter of law. A losing attorney's motion for a J.N.O.V. is rarely granted by judges, and only in cases, for example, where a jury awards civil damages that are grossly excessive, grossly inadequate, or wholly unsupportable by law. In criminal cases in the U.S., only the defendant (and not the prosecution) may move for a J.N.O.V. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A judgment or judgement, in a legal context, is synonymous with the formal decision made by a court following legal proceedings. ... Latin is an Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... A court is an official, public forum which a public power establishes by lawful authority to adjudicate disputes, and to dispense civil, labour, administrative and criminal justice under the law. ... A judge or justice is an official who presides over a court. ... Civil law has at least three meanings. ... This article may be confusing for some readers, and should be edited to enhance clarity. ... Aphorism Critical legal studies Jurisprudence Law (principle) Legal research Letter versus Spirit List of legal abbreviations Legal code Natural justice Natural law Philosophy of law Religious law External links Find more information on Law by searching one of Wikipedias sibling projects: Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School...

See the Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution which provides that "no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law." This amendment, part of the United States Bill of Rights, was adopted in reaction to the practice of the British colonial courts which would often overrule verdicts handed up by colonial jurymen. Amendment VII (the Seventh Amendment) of the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, guarantees juries in certain civil trials. ... This article concerns the common-law legal system, as contrasted with the civil law legal system; for other meanings of the term, within the field of law, see common law (disambiguation). ... The Bill of Rights is the name given to the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution. ...

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STATE OF MICHIGAN (1385 words)
A motion for JNOV should be granted only when the evidence, viewed in the light most favorable to the nonmoving party, is insufficient to create an issue for the jury.
Plaintiff argues that JNOV was improper in this case because plaintiff presented evidence sufficient to create questions of fact for the jury with regard to whether defendant was negligent and whether its alleged negligence was the cause of the fire.
Defendant contends that JNOV was proper because plaintiff did not present evidence sufficient to create a question with regard to whether its conduct was the proximate cause of the fire.
Welcome to the Los Angeles County Bar Association Website (4201 words)
A JNOV is proper if, after reviewing all conflicts in the evidence in favor of the party that prevailed at trial, the court determines that party is not entitled to judgment as a matter of law.
Because new trial and JNOV motions are often sought concurrently, the time limit for filing the JNOV motion is synchronized with the time for filing a notice of intent to move for a new trial.
In cases in which a JNOV and a new trial are sought, both motions must be decided at the same time and before the court's power to grant the new trial motion expires.
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