judgment notwithstanding the verdict
judgment notwithstanding the verdict see judgment 1a

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

judgment notwithstanding the verdict
n.
A judgment by the court for one party after receiving a verdict for the other, following a motion for a directed verdict; also called judgment n.o.v., non obstante veredicto.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


judgment notwithstanding the verdict
Reversal of a jury's verdict by a judge when the judge believes that there were insufficient facts on which to base the jury's verdict, or that the verdict did not correctly apply the law. This procedure is similar to a situation in which a judge orders a jury to arrive at a particular verdict, called a directed verdict.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


judgment notwithstanding the verdict
A judgment entered by the court in favor of one party even though the jury returned a verdict for the opposing party.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


judgment notwithstanding the verdict
A judgment entered by the court in favor of one party even though the jury returned a verdict for the opposing party.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

judgment notwithstanding the verdict
   (N.O.V.)
n.
   reversal of a jury's verdict by the trial judge when the judge believes there was no factual basis for the verdict or it was contrary to law. The judge will then enter a different verdict as "a matter of law." Essentially the judge should have required a "directed verdict" (instruction to the jury to return with a particular verdict since the facts allowed no other conclusion), and when the jury "went wrong," the judge uses the power to reverse the verdict instead of approving it, to prevent injustice. This process is commonly called "judgment N.O.V." or simply "N.O.V.," for Latin non obstante veredicto.
   See also: N.O.V., verdict

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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