N.O.V.

adj. Acronym for the Latin phrase “non obstante veredicto” which means “notwithstanding the verdict.” This refers to a judge’s decision to reverse a jury’s decision in favor of one lawsuit’s party or a guilty verdict that the judge feels is not supported by the facts and/or the law. The reversal is called a “judgment N.O.V. and granting a motion for this ruling means that the court recognizes its failure to properly direct the jury to reach the proper decision.

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