Issue: Under the Minnesota Rules of Evidence, what are the standards for admissibility of expert testimony?
Area of Law:
Litigation & Procedure, Uncategorized
; Evidence; Scientific; Expert; Opinion
Rules 1-050(B) – (D) NMRA provide the procedure for renewing a request for judgment as a matter of law and for filing a motion for a new trial. The Rule states:
B. Renewing the motion after trial; alternative motion for a new trial.
If the court does not grant a motion for judgment as a matter of law made under Paragraph A of this rule, the court is considered to have submitted the action to the jury subject to the court’s later deciding the legal questions raised by the motion. The movant may renew its request for judgment as a matter of law by filing a motion no later than thirty (30) days after the entry of judgment or – if the motion addresses a jury issue not decided by a verdict – no later than thirty (30) days after the jury was discharged. The movant may alternatively request a new trial or join a motion for a new trial under Rule 1-059 NMRA. In ruling on a renewed motion, the court may,
(1) if a verdict was returned,
(a) allow the judgment to stand;
(b) order a new trial; or
(c) direct entry of judgment as a matter of law; or