bench trial


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Bench Trial

A trial conducted before a judge presiding without a jury.

bench trial

(US) a trial before a judge without a jury.
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Perlow argues that the bench trial aspect of the constitutional amendment passed in 1934 violates what she asserts is a victim's right to have a say in a critical stage of a criminal case.
I think most commercial contract participants will tell you they would prefer to not have a jury trial just because a bench trial, generally, is seen as more efficient and hopefully better for both parties," Smith said.
He warned that if VW failed to meet the new deadline, "the court would seriously consider whether to hold a bench trial this summer so that the polluting cars can be addressed forthwith.
Following a six-day bench trial in February 2013, Judge Sheridan found that Novel had not proven by clear and convincing evidence that the asserted claims of the Cy149 patent, are invalid for obviousness, anticipation or indefiniteness, the firm said.
Jaye held that a litigant in Florida's state courts must wait until after the wrongfully scheduled bench trial takes place and the court enters judgment before the litigant can appeal this issue.
Even if it's a bench trial, use an opening statement to concisely outline your case and how your witnesses and evidence will prove your case.
2) The waiver requires the parties to agree that potential employment disputes will be heard only by bench trial, as opposed to by an arbitrator or jury.
Despite the fact that the defendants' expert witness on the proper standards for the administration of Taxol, had direct experience administering Taxol, while, Nurse Jenner, the plaintiff's expert, had no experience in administering Taxol, the court concluded that it could not disturb the findings of the trial judge, who, since the trial was a bench trial, was the trier of fact.
In fact, BAMN presented the vast majority of testimony during the Federal District Court bench trial in Grutter.
This research suggests that juries usually are not emotional and malpractice verdicts often are worse for defendants during a bench trial.
In a bench trial, the NYPD brought out several expert witnesses who testified that the program could act as a deterrent.
Following a three-week bench trial, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a 140-page decision finding in favor of Yeda on all issues, effectively granting Yeda ownership of the patent.