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Final Verdict? Case Tests Court's Ability to Overturn a Jury Verdict

Joey Berlin
Texas Medicine 2019 June 1, 115 (6): 16-18
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It was an overwhelming, 12-0 verdict - a jury's unanimous rejection of a negligence case against a Laredo physician. Then, a judge took that decision away and ordered a new trial - not because of jury misconduct, or any procedural stumble that usually negates a court decision. It was taken away, essentially, because the judge said so.

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