Nebraska Revised Statute 25-1313

Chapter 25 Section 1313

25-1313.

Jury trial; rendition of judgment by court; entry by clerk.

When a trial by jury has been had, judgment must be rendered by the court and entered by the clerk in conformity to the verdict, unless it is special, or the court order the case to be reserved for future argument or consideration.

Source

  • R.S.1867, Code § 438, p. 467;
  • R.S.1913, § 8006;
  • C.S.1922, § 8947;
  • C.S.1929, § 20-1313;
  • R.S.1943, § 25-1313;
  • Laws 1961, c. 111, § 3, p. 350.

Annotations

  • There was no compliance with this section or its alternatives. Northwestern Public Service Co. v. Juhl, 177 Neb. 625, 129 N.W.2d 570 (1964).

  • It is the duty of the clerk to render judgment on verdict. Webber v. City of Scottsbluff, 155 Neb. 48, 50 N.W.2d 533 (1951).

  • Judgment was properly entered the same day verdict was received. Hamaker v. Patrick, 123 Neb. 809, 244 N.W. 420 (1932); Wiegand v. Lincoln Traction Co., 123 Neb. 766, 244 N.W. 298 (1932).

  • When verdict is general, it is clerk's duty to render judgment in conformity therewith, unless otherwise ordered. Crete Mills v. Stevens, 120 Neb. 794, 235 N.W. 453 (1931).

  • Where jury verdict finds for plaintiff but awards incorrect amount, court cannot recompute and enter judgment for proper amount; only remedy is motion for new trial. Kenesaw Mill & Elevator Co. v. Aufdenkamp, 106 Neb. 246, 183 N.W. 294 (1921).

  • It is error to enter judgment for amount of verdict if in excess of amount claimed; party may remit. Davis v. Hall, 70 Neb. 678, 97 N.W. 1023 (1904).

  • Court may reserve case on specific law points which must be stated in record; not on sufficiency of evidence. Barge v. Haslam, 65 Neb. 656, 91 N.W. 528 (1902).

  • Failure to enter judgment at term; court may enter later. Toogood v. Russell, 3 Neb. Unof. 189, 91 N.W. 249 (1902).