NOV (Non Obstante Veredicto) Definition

NOV (Non Obstante Veredicto)

Shorthand acronym for the phrase non obstante veredicto (nahn ahb-stan-teh very-dick-toe), meaning "notwithstanding the verdict," referring to a decision of a judge to set aside a jury's decision when the judge is convinced the verdict is not reasonably supported by the facts or the law. The result is called a "judgment NOV."