Court Underscores Distinction Between Moving for JML and Challenging Jury Charges

A defendant correctly moved at trial for judgment as a matter of law (JML) on the ground that the evidence did not raise a jury question. In arguing that the defendant had to challenge the correctness of the jury charges in order to preserve this JML argument, the plaintiffs were confusing different legal phenomena. Cook’s Pest Control, Inc. v. Rebar, Nos. 1050029, 1050128 (Ala. Feb. 20, 2009).

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