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Post-trial motions are filed after the judge or jury has decided on a verdict. If you do not agree with the verdict in your case because you think it was impacted by errors or misconduct, you have the right to file one of these motions. This may help you prove that your verdict was not right or fair and help you later petition a higher court to amend it. For seasoned legal guidance, contact the Appeals Law Group. Our Orlando appeals lawyers have handled thousands of cases in many states throughout the nation, and can help you seek a favorable outcome to your post-trial case.
Post-Trial Motions vs. Appeals
Post-trial motions are different from appeals. These motions are filed in the trial court where the case took place, rather than with the court of appeals. In most states, specific time limits and restrictions establish which types of motions can be filed after the conclusion of a trial.
Some of the most common post-trial motions include:
- Motion to set aside the verdict
- Motion for a new trial
- Motion to dismiss
- Motion for judgment of acquittal
- Motion for a trial order of dismissal
- Motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict
Reasons to File Post-Trial Motions
We highly recommend that you contact Appeals Law Group and file a post-trial motion if you have experienced any of the following issues in your case:
- The evidence was legally insufficient to sustain the verdict
- The evidence was against the weight of the verdict
- During the trial there occurred improper conduct of a juror
- There is newly discovered evidence that was not known to the parties or lawyers before the trial
- The judgment was obtained by fraud upon the court or fraud by an opposing party
- The court did not have jurisdiction of the case
- There was an error committed at the trial which would require reversal by an appeals court
Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict Motions
A judgment notwithstanding the verdict is one in which the losing party files a motion to the court to render a verdict contrary to the one that the jury issued. Normally, these motions are only granted when the facts and inferences point strongly and overwhelmingly in favor of one party and when reasonable jurors would have arrived at a different verdict. Granting or denying this request is at the discretion of the trial judge.
We can help you if you would like to file a post-trial motion regarding your case. Don't hesitate to contact an Orlando appellate law attorney at Appeals Law Group today for more information. With the right lawyer there to help you, you may be able to reverse the verdict of your case. Call us today to learn more!