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Chapter 3 Notes - 2

Chapter 3 Notes - 2 - Ch 3 The Trial Opening statement by...

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Ch. 3 The Trial Opening statement by plaintiff’s lawyer then by defendant’s lawyer Plaintiff’s witness Direct Examination (Plaintiff asks questions) Cross Examination (Defendant asks questions) [ Re-direct (Plaintiff) Re-cross (Defendant) ] Defendant’s witness o Redirect can only ask about cross, and re-cross about re-direct Motion for a directed verdict – in a jury trial, a motion for the judge to take the decision out of the hands of the jury and to direct a verdict for the party who filed the motion on the ground that the other party has not produced sufficient evidence to support his or her claim. Can be made at the end of the plaintiff’s case Closing statement by defendant’s lawyer then plaintiff’s lawyer Judge instructs the jury then the jury deliberates a verdict Award – amount of monetary compensation awarded to a plaintiff in a civil lawsuit. In a jury case, the award is determined by the jury Posttrial Motions Motion for judgment N.O.V. – a motion requesting the court to grant judgment in favor of
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