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my mind is blank - what is it called when...

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I am putting together my paperwork for monday. and my mind is blank about what to say to a judge when you want them to make a decision on the spot, after the plainitff pleads thier case...

Please help .. I saved over my "what to say" document and am starting it over.

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A ruling by a judge, typically made after the plaintiff has presented all of its evidence but before the defendant puts on its case, that awards judgment to the defendant. A directed verdict is usually made because the judge concludes the plaintiff has failed to offer the minimum amount of evidence to prove the case even if there were no opposition. In other words, the judge is saying that, as a matter of law, no reasonable jury could decide in the plaintiff's favor.

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