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Preserving a Motion for JNOV

A motion for judgement notwithstanding the verdict (“JNOV”) is an after trial motion where a party asks the Court to overturn the jury’s verdict. The issue with a JNOV focuses on whether a plaintiff made a submissible case — that is, one which presents substantial evidence for every fact essential to liability. Payne v. Cornhusker […]

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Directed Verdicts

At trial — even after surviving motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment — a plaintiff may still lose his/her claim after presenting his/her evidence with a directed verdict. A motion for directed verdict is proper when a plaintiff has not made a submissible case.┬áRustici v. Weidemeyer, 673 S.W.2d 762, 765 (Mo. 1984). A […]

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