motion for a new trial
- A request by the losing party in a lawsuit to reexamine the case due to substantial legal missteps during the initial trial, or a perceived wrongful result. This request is submitted shortly after the judgment and usually reviewed by the original trial judge. It is rarely approved unless there is an evident mistake.
- Following an unsatisfactory verdict, the defense attorney filed a motion for a new trial alleging that the evidence was mishandled.
- Due to alleged juror misconduct in the original trial, the plaintiff's attorney filed a motion for a new trial.
- The judge, finding merit in the allegations of flawed jury instructions, granted the motion for a new trial.