Summary judgment and the reasonable jury standard: A proxy for a Judge's own view of the sufficiency of the evidence?

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Abstract

Under motions for summary judgment, directed verdict and judgment as a matter of law, judges employ the reasonable jury standard, deciding whether a reasonable jury could find for the nonmoving party. This article explores the propriety of the reasonable jury standard, argues the standard has become a proxy for a judge's own view of the evidence, and proposes renewed study of the standard.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-227
Number of pages6
JournalJudicature
Volume97
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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