Non Obstante Veredicto or N.O.V. Law and Legal Definition

Latin term for “notwithstanding the verdict.” A judgment n.o.v. is a judgment given in favor of one party, despite the fact that the jury verdict was returned in favor of the other party, on the ground that the jury verdict was either factually or legally invalid. Here the judge determines that the jury verdict had no reasonable support in fact or was contrary to law.