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Old 08-08-2019, 01:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Falchion View Post
I think it refers to things like a motion for a new trial; or a motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict. (See Ohio R. Civ. P. 50(b) ("a party may serve a motion to have the verdict and any judgment entered thereon set aside and to have judgment entered in accordance with the party’s motion."); a motion to set aside the damage award. I don't know if Ohio allows remittitur, but that would be a post-trial motion.

There's a whole pile of stuff that can done between verdict and appeal. They don't have those where you are?

Motion for a new trial would be an appellate remedy, not a trial remedy.

Judgment n.o.v. and remittur both relate to jury verdicts. Civil jury trials are very rare here, so I don't know if we have an equivalent.

What's the rest of the "whole pile of stuff" that is done in the trial court after verdict?
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