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Non Obstante Veredicto (JNOV)

Definition - What does Non Obstante Veredicto (JNOV) mean?

Non obstante veredicto refers to a type of judgment that can be given at the end of a jury trial. Specifically, a lawyer would ask for a non obstante veredicto when the lawyer believes that a reasonable jury could not come up with the judgment that the actual jury came up with.

Non obstante veredicto is better known as a judgment notwithstanding the verdict (JNOV).

Justipedia explains Non Obstante Veredicto (JNOV)

A non obstante veredicto is very rarely granted. For a judge to grant it, the judge must find that the jury did not follow the instructions given by the court.

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