verdict against evidence

A verdict which is contrary to the evidence, or to the weight of the evidence, or which is not sustained by sufficient evidence. 39 Am J1st New Tr § 129.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • against — In opposition; contrary to. See versus. against evidence. See verdict against evidence …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • evidence — ev·i·dence 1 / e və dəns, ˌdens/ n [Medieval Latin evidentia, from Latin, that which is obvious, from evident evidens clear, obvious, from e out of, from + videns, present participle of videre to see]: something that furnishes or tends to furnish …   Law dictionary

  • against the weight of the evidence — See verdict against the evidence …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • verdict — ver·dict / vər dikt/ n [alteration (partly conformed to Medieval Latin veredictum ) of Anglo French veirdit statement, finding, verdict, from Old French veir true (from Latin verus ) + dit saying, from Latin dictum] 1: the usu. unanimous finding… …   Law dictionary

  • against the manifest weight of the evidence — against the (manifest) (weight of the) evidence n. An evidentiary standard allowing a trial judge to set aside a jury s judgment or verdict and order a new trial when it clearly appears to the judge that the jury s decision is unsupported by the… …   Law dictionary

  • against the weight of the evidence — n. An evidentiary standard allowing a trial judge to set aside a jury s judgment or verdict and order a new trial when it clearly appears to the judge that the jury s decision is unsupported by the credible evidence presented at trial; is based… …   Law dictionary

  • against the evidence — n. An evidentiary standard allowing a trial judge to set aside a jury s judgment or verdict and order a new trial when it clearly appears to the judge that the jury s decision is unsupported by the credible evidence presented at trial; is based… …   Law dictionary

  • evidence — /ev i deuhns/, n., v., evidenced, evidencing. n. 1. that which tends to prove or disprove something; ground for belief; proof. 2. something that makes plain or clear; an indication or sign: His flushed look was visible evidence of his fever. 3.… …   Universalium

  • verdict — From the Latin veredictum, a true declaration. Clark v. State, 170 Tenn. 494, 499, 97 S.W.2d 644, 646. The formal decision or finding made by a jury, impaneled and sworn for the trial of a cause, and reported to the court (and accepted by it),… …   Black's law dictionary

  • against the weight of the evidence — Contrary to the evidence. Russell v. Pilger, 113 Vt. 537, 37 A.2d 403, 411. A finding is against the manifest weight of the evidence if an opposite conclusion is clearly evident. Burke v. Board of Review, 2 Dist., 132 Ill.App.3d 1094, 87 Ill.Dec …   Black's law dictionary

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