Barstowv.Turner

Supreme Court of Rhode IslandApr 10, 1908
29 R.I. 100 (R.I. 1908)
29 R.I. 10069 A. 340

April 10, 1908.

PRESENT: Douglas, C.J., Dubois, Blodgett, Johnson, and Parkhurst, JJ.

(1) Exceptions. Waiver of Exception. Where a motion to direct a verdict for defendant was denied, and defendant excepted, and after verdict for plaintiff filed a motion for a new trial on the ground that the verdict was against the evidence, this latter motion was a waiver of the exception to the denial of the motion for direction of a verdict on the same ground, and it can not be considered as ground for a bill of exceptions.

TRESPASS ON THE CASE for deceit. Heard on exceptions of defendant, and overruled.

Harry C. Curtis, for plaintiff.

Charles R. Easton, for defendant.


The defendant in this case, at the conclusion of the evidence, moved the court to direct a verdict for the defendant, on the ground that there was no evidence to prove the allegation of deceit. This motion was denied, and the defendant duly excepted. The case was given to the jury, and a verdict was returned for the plaintiff. The defendant then filed a motion for a new trial, on the ground, amongst others, that the verdict was against the evidence, and this motion was granted. We think the motion for a new trial was a waiver of the exception to the denial of the motion for direction of a verdict on the same ground, and we can not now consider it as ground for a bill of exceptions.

The defendant's exception is overruled, and the cause is remitted to the Superior Court for a new trial in pursuance of the order of that court.