August 26, 2009 by ryan
FOUND OBJECTS AND MYTH COMBINE IN THIS SUMMER ADVENTURE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
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LEGAL ADVISORY: It’s called a judgment notwithstanding verdict. The judge can decide that no reasonable and rational jury could have ever come up with the verdict that the jury came up with based on the evidence presented. In that case, judge can throw out the verdict and make his judgment however he wants. Its very rare, maybe only happening 5% of the time, but it is very often appealed when it does happen. (for obvious reasons)
While ryan is correct that Louisiana does have a civil system (meaning codified, not common-law), the rule for judgment as a matter of law (which includes judgment notwithstanding) is found in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 50, section a. All federal courts use these rules, and almost all state court procedures are based off of them.
The reason Louisiana has a civil system is because it was French territory under the Napoleonic code, while the rest of the colonies were under English common-law. The US and UK are some of the only countries in the world whose legal systems are not codified into a civil system.
Hope this cleared things up! I didn’t realize a judge could tell a jury to fuck off either until I took Civil Procedure! In the future, you can always consult me with any of your legal questions or hypotheticals! UM LAW BITCH! GO CANES!
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