Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law (JMOL or Motion for “Directed Verdict”)

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What does motion for judgment as a matter of law (JMOL or motion for “directed verdict”) mean?

motion for judgment as a matter of law – A motion during trial after a side has presented all of its evidence for the judge to rule on an issue or the entire case when reasonable juries could not disagree about the result. Like summary judgment, the evidence is seen in the light most favorable to the non-movant.

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