NYT Wins Motion to Potentially Override Any Jury Verdict in Palin Defamation Suit

1 year ago
NEW YORK—Judge Jed Rakoff struck Sarah Palin (R) with a fatal punch to her defamation lawsuit against The New York Times on Feb. 14 when he ruled in favor of a motion by the defense, which essentially nullifies a jury’s verdict in her favor should it come back with one. Officially known as Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Number 50, or the “Rule 50 Motion,” the motion states the plaintiff has to have sufficient evidence for every element it needs to prove. In this case, th...
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