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Why can the judge throw out the jury verdict after a lengthy trial?


A: There may be a situation where a jury renders a verdict that is so contradictory to what the facts have shown that the judge has no choice but to invalidate the jury's decision. When that happens, the judge will usually send the case out for a new trial to start all over again. In some unusual cases, the judge may dismiss the case altogether. Either way, an appeal is likely to occur from this result.