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Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict (JNOV)

Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict (JNOV)

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A trial court's judgment setting aside the jury's verdict and entering a contrary judgment, if the court concludes that no reasonable jury could have reached the verdict that the jury reached in the case. The abbreviation JNOV comes from the Latin phrase non obstante veredicto. In U.S. federal courts, a judgment notwithstanding the verdict is called a judgment as a matter of law (JMOL).

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