Thursday, April 17, 2014

Correction for Summary of Phillips v. Lock Decision


In yesterday's post pertaining to the case of Phillips v. Lock, I made an incorrect statement that a defendant must file both a Motion for a Directed Verdict and a Binding Jury Instruction in order to preserve the right to present a Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict (JNOV) following the entry of a verdict.

To the contrary, and as reaffirmed in the Phillips v. Lock decision, a defendant must file either a Motion for a Directed Verdict or a Binding Jury Instruction in order to preserve the right to present a Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict (JNOV) following the entry of a verdict.

I have corrected this in the original blog post and point out the correction here.

I apologize for this error and send great thanks to Attorney Ed Shaughnessy, an excellent trial attorney in Easton, PA for pointing me in the right direction.

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