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cdrhodes

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FRCP 50 Question. Anyone up for it?
« on: April 18, 2011, 08:59:08 PM »
So, under 50(c)(1) it says that if a judge grants a renewed JMOL he must also decide on any motion for a new trial (the any previous reason standard) in case the JMOL is reversed at a later date.  It seems to me that a judge's standard for when to grant a new trial would be lower than granting a JMOL because he is giving a jury another crack at it rather than being so sure that a reasonable jury couldn't find for the party that he puts himself in the position of the jury.  So in practice, when a judge grants a renewed JMOL is there any reason that he would not also conditionally grant a new trial? 
Thanks for any help.

karlnoen1

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Re: FRCP 50 Question. Anyone up for it?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 09:44:01 PM »
i totally agree wit you there.

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