can be entered upon two grounds: (1) where the movant is entitled to judgment as a matter of law; and/or (2) the evidence was such that no reasonable mind could disagree that the verdict should have been rendered for the party moving for JNOV
, which in this case was the hospital.
Motions were also filed for JNOV
(judgment notwithstanding the verdict) so the judge may throw out the verdict and for remittitur so the damages may be reduced.
COURT'S OPINION: The Court of Appeals of Michigan affirmed the trial court's denial of the defendants' motion for a directed judgment and JNOV
THE APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS REVERSED THE TRIAL COURT'S ORDER GRANTING JNOV
FOR THE DEFENDANTS AND REINSTATED THE JURY VERDICT FOR THE PATIENT.
A complete copy of GM's JNOV
motion is available by calling Terry Rhadigan 313-974-1369.
The trial judge did not err in refusing to grant Dex's motions for a directed verdict and/or JNOV
Alternatively, the court instructed that if the trial court determined that there was no relevant evidence in the QAC file or that the file is entitled to protection under South Carolina's confidentiality laws, the original denial of the patient's motion for a new trial and JNOV
"would be affirmed.
QHG's motion for a directed verdict and JNOV
on the issue of punitive damages was denied.
THE APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS REVERSED THE TRIAL COURT'S GRANT OF JNOV
FOR THE DEFENDANTS AND REINSTATED THE JUDGEMENT FOR THE PLAINTIFF IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,412,000 DOLLARS.
Accordingly, the court held that there were no grounds that warranted JNOV
or a new trial.
Fortunately, the trial Court entered JNOV
and awarded the plaintiff a new trial, and the Court of Appeals upheld the trial court's ruling.
The trial court granted the plaintiff's motion for JNOV
and granted the plaintiff's motion for a new trial.