Motion for New Trial – request a court to vacate its final judgment & order a new trial due to insufficient evidence, newly discovered evidence, jury misconduct, etc. Often this motion is required before raising such a matter on appeal

Motion for New Trial:

(18c.) A party’s postjudgment request that the court vacate the judgment & order a new trial for such reasons as factually insufficient evidence, newly discovered evidence, & jury misconduct. In many jurisdictions, this motion is required before a party can raise such a matter on appeal. – Also termed motion for new trial.


[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6


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