Federal district court judges have several mechanisms for controlling civil jury functions. One mechanism is the entry of judgment as a matter of law. Federal appellate courts are able to reverse and direct entry of judgment as a matter of law. This article examines the appropriateness of such authority.
Robert A. Ragazzo,
The Power of a Federal Appellate Court to Direct Entry of Judgment as a Matter of Law: Reflections on Weisgram v. Marley Co.,
3 J. App. Prac. & Process 107
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