A motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict is governed by Wis. Stat. § 805.14(5)(b), which provides:
A party against whom a verdict has been rendered may move the court for judgment notwithstanding the verdict in the event that the verdict is proper but, for reasons evident in the record which bears upon matters not included in the verdict, the movant should have judgment.
“The motion does not challenge the sufficiency of the evidence to support the verdict, but rather whether the facts found are sufficient to permit recovery as a matter of law.” Hicks v. Nunnery,643 N.W.2d 809, 815 (Wis. Ct. App. 2002).
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