motion for new trial
- 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
- The attorney filed a motion for new trial, stating there was insufficient evidence for the jury's conclusion.
- Arguing a critical legal error, the defendant's lawyer presented a motion for new trial.
- If the new evidence is deemed significant, the court may grant the motion for new trial.