directed verdict

Definition of "directed verdict"
  1. A decision made by a judge that awards judgment to the defendant because, as a matter of law, no sensible jury could rule in favor of the plaintiff after they have presented all of their evidence but before the defendant presents theirs
How to use "directed verdict" in a sentence
  1. The plaintiff’s lack of substantial evidence led to a directed verdict in favor of the defendant.
  2. The case concluded with a directed verdict as the evidence wasn't sufficient for a jury decision.
  3. The judge called for a directed verdict confirming insufficient grounds for a reasonable jury to decide for the plaintiff.

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