motion for new trial

Definition of "motion for new trial"
  1. A plea made by a party in a lawsuit, following a verdict, for the judge to revoke that verdict and command a fresh trial typically on the grounds of crucial legal mistakes by the judge or lack of substantial evidence supporting the jury's decision
How to use "motion for new trial" in a sentence
  1. The attorney filed a motion for new trial, stating there was insufficient evidence for the jury's conclusion.
  2. Arguing a critical legal error, the defendant's lawyer presented a motion for new trial.
  3. If the new evidence is deemed significant, the court may grant the motion for new trial.

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