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Unformatted text preview: n prohibits juror discrimi-nation based on race or gender.) The process of examination of jurors is called voir dire (vwar TRIAL TRIAL Both attorneys make an opening Both statement about the facts that they statement expect to prove. The plaintiff and his witnesses then The testify on direct examination by the direct plaintiff’s attorney. Each is subject plaintiff’s to cross-examination by the defense. cross-examination (Directed verdict?) (Directed The defendant and his witnesses The then testify on direct examination, POST TRIAL ISSUES POST ury Instructions/Verdict — The jury receives jury instructions and jury then deliberates to reach a general verdict. The judge then general verdict The applies the law to these findings and renders a judgment. applies otions Challenging Verdict — The unsuccessful party has two options at this point (before appeal): A motion for a new trial may be granted if (1) the judge committed prejudicial error during the trial, (2) the verdict is against the weight of the evidence, (3) the damages are excessive, or (4) the trial was not fair. The judge has the discretion to grant a motion for a new trial (on ground 1, 3, or 4 above) even if the verdict is supported by substantial evidence. motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict (called a...
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