May 2009

Preserving Insufficiency: Tips for Avoiding Forfeiture of Sufficiency of the Evidence Arguments Under Rule 50

This past fall, in Maher v. City of Chicago, 547 F.3d 817, 824 (7th Cir. 2008), the Seventh Circuit ruled that a challenge to a jury verdict was “doom[ed]” because the appealing plaintiff did not file a motion for judgment as a matter of law under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50.

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