Articles on Post-Trial Motions

Posttrial motions—Did the jury get it right? By Stanley N. Wasser 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 By Robert T. Park 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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