Directed Verdict

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Meaning of Directed Verdict

A verdict which a jury returns as directed by the court . See Deere v Southern Pac. Co., (C.C.A. Or.) 123 F.2d 438.

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Directed Verdict Legal Definition

In civil cases in which there is insufficient basis for any other conclusion, the judge may direct the jury to render a specific verdict. Criminal defendants may also ask the court to rule in their favor rather than submitting the case to the jury.

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A verdict returned by the jury at the discretion of the trial… (Read more)

Directed Verdict in the law of the United States

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See Also

Demurrer (in the U.S. Legal Encyclopedia) Dissmiss (in the U.S. Legal Encyclopedia) Summary Judgment (in the U.S. Legal Encyclopedia).

Meaning of Directed Verdict in the U.S. Legal System

Definition of Directed Verdict published by the National Association for Court Management: Now called Judgment as a matter of Law. An instruction by the judge to the jury to return a specific verdict.

Meaning of Directed Verdict in Spanish

Description/ translation of directed verdict into Spanish: veredicto dirigido; non obstante veredicto: (in the law of the United States/ en el derecho de los Estados Unidos) veredicto que pronuncia un jurado siguiendo las instrucciones específicas del presidente del tribunal; special verdict: el que responde a cada una de las preguntas planteadas (a diferencia del veredicto ordinario, en que se responde simplemente por “culpable/no culpable”)[1]

Note: for more information on related terms and on the area of law where directed verdict belongs (criminal procedure law), in Spanish, see here.

Notes and References

  1. Translation of Directed Verdict published by Antonio Peñaranda

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