Globe Liquor Co., Inc. v. San Roman
332 U.S. 571 (1948)

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Globe Liquor Co., Inc. v. San Roman, 332 U.S. 571 (1948)

Globe Liquor Co., Inc. v. San Roman

No. 205

Argued December 17, 1947

Decided January 5, 1948

332 U.S. 571

Syllabus

In a suit on a contract in a Federal District Court, each party moved for a directed verdict. One party's motion was granted and judgment was entered for him. The other party failed to move, as authorized by Rule 50(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, to have the judgment set aside and judgment entered in accordance with his own motion for a directed verdict. The Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded with directions to enter judgment for the loser below.

Held:

1. The Circuit Court of Appeals erred in directing entry of such a judgment. Cone v. West Virginia Paper Co.,330 U. S. 212. Pp. 332 U. S. 572-574.

2. Since the question whether the District Court should have directed a verdict for petitioner depended upon a number of factors, including an interpretation of the law of the state where the contract was made, a proper interpretation of the pleadings, a determination whether a disputed deposition was admitted in evidence in whole or in part, and the effect of that evidence if admitted, the case should be remanded to the District Court for a new trial. P. 332 U. S. 574.

160 F.2d 800, affirmed in part and reversed in part.

The District Court directed a verdict and entered judgment for petitioner. The Circuit Court of Appeals reversed. 160 F.2d 800. This Court granted certiorari. 332 U.S. 756. Affirmed in part and reversed in part, p. 332 U. S. 574.

Page 332 U. S. 572

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