Sample Motion for New Trial Under Rule 59(a) in United States District Court
This sample motion for new trial in United States District Court is filed under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 59(a) on several grounds including that (1) the verdict is against the weight of the evidence; (2) newly discovered evidence: (3) prejudicial conduct by the court or opposing counsel, and (4) juror misconduct. The sample motion has been revised and updated in December 2016, is 16 pages and includes brief instructions, a memorandum of points and authorities with citations to case law and statutory authority, sample declaration and proof of service by mail. The author is an entrepreneur and freelance paralegal that has worked in California and Federal litigation since 1995 and has created over 300 sample legal documents for sale. Note that the author is NOT an attorney and no guarantee or warranty is provided.