motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict.A party’s request that the court enter a judgment in its favor despite the jury’s contrary verdict because there is no legally sufficient evidentiary basis for a jury to find for the other party. • Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, this procedure has been replaced by the provision for a motion for judgment as a matter of law, which must be presented before the case has been submitted to the jury but can be reasserted if it is denied and the jury returns an unfavorable verdict. Fed. R. Civ. P. 50. — Also termed motion for j.n.o.v. See MOTION FOR JUDGMENT AS A MATTER OF LAW. [Cases: Federal Civil Procedure 2605; Judgment 199. C.J.S. Judgments §§ 62–68, 70.]

[Blacks Law 8th]