Posttrial motions—Did the jury get it right?
Federal Civil Practice
, December 2015
Following the return of verdict and the entry of judgment thereon, you may receive in the mail one or two motions: one filed under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50(b) and one filed under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 59. A Rule 59 post-trial motion may be filed separately, either in conjunction with or as an alternative to a Rule 50(b) motion. Here is a primer to help you get started.
Cases illustrate importance of filing a post-trial motion
Civil Practice and Procedure
, October 2015
Arient and Burkhamer, decided the same day, both demonstrate the necessity of closely following the rules of practice and filing a post-trial motion whenever you seek relief from an unfavorable jury verdict.
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