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Can a personal injury plaintiff bring a motion for a directed verdict after closing arguments have been made and the matter remitted to the jury? Alternately, can a trial judge substitute his or her own assessment of damages for that of the jury?
Can a plaintiff move for a directed verdict where the plaintiff fears that the jury will return with an unfavourable award of damages?
Can a trial judge substitute his or her assessment of damages where a jury's award is low or nil?
Can a trial judge substitute his or her own assessment of damages for that of the jury?
Does the Jury Act require a wrongful dismissal action to be heard without a jury, or, is such an action an inappropriate one for a jury?
Does the Supreme Court Civil Rules require a wrongful dismissal action to be heard without a jury, or is such an action an inappropriate one for a jury?
Might a mistrial or new trial be ordered on the basis that counsel's address before a jury was inflammatory and consequently prejudicial to the opposing party? Is a statement in the presence of a jury that a part of the damages awarded to the plaintiff would go directly to her lawyers considered inflammatory and does it constitute a basis for ordering a new trial?
Under what circumstances will a claim for relief qualify as declaratory relief under ss. 108(2), 108(10) of the Courts of Justice Act, which as a result would permit a party to preclude a trial by jury or strike a jury notice?
What are the general principles to consider in an application to have a Jury Notice set aside?
What is a summary of commercial cases in which a contract was at issue and juries were allowed or disallowed?
What is the test governing when a trial judge may discharge a jury?
Which Rules of Practice and principles govern late service of a jury notice?
Which Supreme Court Civil Rules and principles govern late notice for a jury trial?
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