directed verdict bench trial

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  • 477 U.S. 242 (1986), 84-1602, Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, Inc.

    ... that a reasonable jury could return a verdict for the nonmoving party. At the summary judgment stage, the trial judge's function is not himself to weigh the ... this standard mirrors the standard for a directed verdict under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure ... Page 255. benchmark as to what standards govern its deliberations and ...

  • 481 U.S. 412 (1987), 85-1259, Tull v. United States

    ... petitioner's timely demand for a jury trial in the Government's suit for relief under §§ ...During the 15-day bench trial, petitioner did not dispute that he had ... (1909), considered the propriety of a directed verdict by a District Court Judge in favor of the ...

  • 437 U.S. 82 (1978), 76-1382, United States v. Scott

    ... for federal drug offenses, moved before trial and twice during trial for dismissal of two ... of the evidence to support the verdict, Burks v. United States, ante, p. 1, does not ... Double Jeopardy Clause was primarily "directed at the threat of multiple prosecutions," and ... of acquittal normally result from jury or bench. . verdicts of not guilty. In such cases, the ...

  • 437 U.S. 28 (1978), 76-1200, Crist v. Bretz

    ... rule that jeopardy attaches in a jury trial when the jury is empaneled and sworn, a rule that ... have been discharged without giving any verdict; . . . for, in such a case, his life or limb ... -- that the Double Jeopardy Clause was directed. See, e.g., United States v. Haskell, 26 F.Cas. ..." is asserted in a jury trial, rather than a bench trial.         I turn next to an ...

  • 430 U.S. 564 (1977), 76-120, United States v. Martin Linen Supply Co.

    ... discharged when unable to agree upon a verdict at the criminal contempt trial of respondent ... conclusion that no appeal lies from the directed verdict ordered by the court below." Id. at ... a jury is empaneled and sworn, or, in a bench trial, when the judge begins to receive evidence. ...

  • 518 U.S. 415 (1996), 95-719, Gasperini v. Center for Humanities, Inc.

    ... are empowered to review the size of jury verdicts and to order new trials when the jury's award ... Court concluded that Congress had not directed federal courts to follow state practices that ... waywardness by the intermediate appellate bench. Our unaccountable reluctance, in Grunenthal v. ...

  • 156 U.S. 51 (1895), 613, Sparf and Hansen v. United States

    ... admissibility of such evidence, made at the trial in the name of both defendants, on the general ... to the condition that, by a general verdict, a jury of necessity determines both law and fact ...Suspicion being directed to St. Clair, Sparf, and Hansen, part of the crew ... learning and experience while on the bench of the Supreme Court of New York, and on the ...

  • 458 U.S. 858 (1982), 81-450, United States v. Valenzuela-Bernal

    ...Following a bench trial, respondent was convicted, but the Court of .... law," 8 U.S.C. § 1357(a)(2), and are directed to examine them without "unnecessary delay" to ... information "that might affect the jury's verdict" -- for determining when a prosecutor must ...

  • 466 U.S. 485 (1984), 82-1246, Bose Corp. v. Consumers Union of United States, Inc.

    ... shall be given to the opportunity of the trial court to judge of the credibility of the ...682 (1980), and conducted a 19-day bench trial on the issue of liability. In its lengthy, ... analogous question whether advocacy is directed to inciting or producing. . imminent lawless ... District Court had entered a directed verdict, we again conducted an independent examination of ...

  • 413 U.S. 300 (1973), 71-1255, United States v. Ash

    ...§ 2113(a).         Trial was finally set for May, 1968, almost three years ...After a conference at the bench, the trial judge ruled that all five color ...It was unable to reach a verdict on the charges against Bailey, and his motion for ...45, 60 (1932). A plea in abatement directed at insufficiency of the indictment, for example, ...

  • 331 U.S. 367 (1947), 241, Craig v. Harney

    ... an editorial which vehemently attacked the trial judge (a layman elected for a short term) while a ..., each side moved for an instructed verdict. The judge instructed the jury to return a ... a layman, rather than a lawyer, sat on the bench. That is legitimate comment, and its relevancy. ... other complaint of the editorial was directed at the court's procedure -- its failure to hear ...

  • 314 U.S. 252 (1941), 1, Bridges v. California

    ... measures for providing fair judicial trials free from coercion or intimidation; included ... the name of preserving the dignity of the bench would probably engender resentment, suspicion, ..., led it to condemn coercive utterances directed towards a pending proceeding. California, ... case the day after a jury had returned a verdict and the day before the trial judge was to ...

  • __ U.S. __ (2015), 13-1428, Davis v. Ayala

    ... jury selection in respondent Ayala's murder trial, Ayala, who is Hispanic, objected that seven of ...The jury returned a verdict of death on all three murder counts, and the [192 ... even Manette, while imprisoned, had a work bench and tools to make shoes, a type of diversion no ... express himself, the defense could have directed the court's attention to the questionnaire ...

  • 987 F.2d 1017 (4th Cir. 1993), 92-1100, Quesinberry v. Life Ins. Co. of North America

    ... 2 Prior to trial, the district court determined that the de novo ...38.         At the bench trial, Mr. Quesinberry's experts opined that the ... issue and the purposes of ERISA which directed their conclusions. Gleaning guiding principles ... post-judgment interest from the date of a verdict rather than from the date of judgment. Its ...

  • 207 F.3d 56 (1st Cir. 2000), 99-1552, Segrets Inc. v. Gillman Knitwear Co.

    ...1957), denied Gillman's motion for a jury trial, a magistrate judge conducted a three-day bench ... contends that on any issue as to which a directed verdict would have been appropriate, a remand for ...

  • 15 F.3d 1161 (1st Cir. 1993), 92-1371, United States v. Sepulveda

    ...         During a two-month trial in the district court, the government mined a ... light most compatible with the guilty verdicts. See United States v. Ortiz, 966 F.2d 707, 711 ... instructions, say, that witnesses be directed at the end of each day, or before each recess, ... Gerry's views were aired, words from the bench, no matter how stentorian the judge's tone, could ...

  • 28 F.3d 636 (7th Cir. 1994), 92-2209, Partee v. Buch

    ...'s complaint, the defendant requested a jury trial but failed to set forth the request in the ...Thereafter, the magistrate held a two-day bench trial. During the trial the defendant moved for a directed verdict but the court never ruled on the motion. ...

  • 477 U.S. 317 (1986), 85-198, Celotex Corp. v. Catrett

    ... that party will bear the burden of proof at trial. In such a situation, there can be "no genuine ... judgment] mirrors the standard for a directed verdict under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure ...The court's bench reference to "or elsewhere" neither validated ...

  • 598 F.3d 1336 (Fed. Cir. 2010), 2008-1248, Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Eli Lilly and Co.

    ...After trial, at which a jury found infringement, but found ... issue, we granted Ariad's petition and directed the parties to address whether § 112, first ...The jury rendered a special verdict finding infringement of claims 80 and 95 with ... August 2006, the court conducted a four-day bench trial on Lilly's additional defenses of ...

  • 491 U.S. 524 (1989), 87-329, Florida Star v. B.J.F.

    ...The trial court denied the Star's motion to dismiss, which ..., it granted B.J.F.'s motion for a directed verdict on the issue of negligence, finding the ...He ruled from the bench that § 794.03 was constitutional because it ...

  • 267 F.3d 147 (2nd Cir. 2001), 00-9417, Robinson v Metro-North Commuter R.R.

    ... certification and bifurcation, and that directed entry of judgment in favor of defendant-appellee ... will overwhelm the liability phase of any trial nearly as much as they would overwhelm any ... disparate impact claims were tried to the bench. See, e.g., Lehman v. Nakshian, 453 U.S. 156, 164 ..., the court must carefully craft the verdict form for the first jury so that the second jury ...

  • 321 F.3d 915 (9th Cir. 2003), 01-16265, Littlejohn v. U.S.

    ...The district court disagreed. After a bench trial, the district court entered judgment for ... During the trial, Littlejohn moved for a directed verdict on the issue of liability, again arguing ...

  • 713 F.2d 586 (10th Cir. 1983), 82-1198, Crawford v. Northeastern Oklahoma State University

    ...At the close of Ms. Crawford's case, the trial court dismissed her suit for failure to establish ... court referred to its dismissal as a directed verdict. Since this was a trial to the bench, ...

  • 224 F.3d 806 (6th Cir. 2000), 98-3678, Kovacevich v Kent State University

    ... follows a lengthy employment discrimination trial pitting a long-time professor at Kent State ...After a trial and jury verdict in the plaintiff's favor on sex and age ... in turn moved for reconsideration of the directed verdict on her Title VII disparate treatment ...Postal Service. After a bench trial, the district court entered judgment in ...

  • 335 F.3d 652 (7th Cir. 2003), 01-2725, Ortloff v. U.S.

    ...'s access-to-courts claim and, following a bench trial, ruled in favor of the defendants on the ... to the operations lieutenant, who directed Officer Barrix to immediately transfer Ortloff to ... trial, the district court directed a verdict in favor of the United States under Fed.R.Civ.P. ...