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2.8-1 Directed Verdict

Revised to January 1, 2008

After hearing a motion at the close of the evidence, I have determined that the plaintiff has failed to present the proof that the law requires to prevail on ((his/her) claim / some of (his/her) claims, namely, ____________________).  Since I have made this legal determination, I am directing you that the law requires that you render a verdict in favor of the defendant [on count[s] ____]. 

The verdict form which you will use for this purpose is headed "Defendant's Verdict."  <Describe finding for defendant on particular counts on the verdict form>.  You should elect a foreperson, who should sign this verdict form on behalf of the jury at the direction of the court.



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