motion for a new trial

Definition of "motion for a new trial"
  1. 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.
How to use "motion for a new trial" in a sentence
  1. Following an unsatisfactory verdict, the defense attorney filed a motion for a new trial alleging that the evidence was mishandled.
  2. Due to alleged juror misconduct in the original trial, the plaintiff's attorney filed a motion for a new trial.
  3. The judge, finding merit in the allegations of flawed jury instructions, granted the motion for a new trial.

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