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Encyclopedia > Non obstante veredicto

Judgment notwithstanding the verdict, or J.N.O.V. for short (Latin Judgment 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. Latin is the 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 appointed or elected official who presides over a court. ... Civil law has at least three meanings. ... This article can be confusing for some readers, and needs to be edited for clarity. ... Critical legal studies Jurisprudence Law (principle) Legal research Letter versus Spirit List of legal abbreviations Legal code Pointless law Natural justice Natural law Philosophy of law Religious law External links Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Law Look up law in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


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). ... United States Bill of Rights The Bill of Rights is the name given to the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution. ...


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While no reversible error is shown as to the judgments of the trial court on the defendant's demurrers or motion for a judgment non obstante veredicto, the judgment denying the defendant's motion for new trial must be reversed.
Certain of the special demurrers to the petition were overruled, the general demurrer was not passed on, and on the trial the defendants' motion for a directed verdict was denied, and the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff.
Thereafter the defendant's motion for a judgment non obstante veredicto was denied as well as its motion for new trial.
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