Must Court Consider Content of Plaintiff's Written Pleadings As Well As Opening Statement Before Granting Directed Verdict?
When Defendant Moves For Directed Verdict After Plaintiff's Opening Statement
Sandy Parrish, Administrator, et al. v. Michael E. Jones et al., Case no. 2012-0623
Fourth District Court of Appeals (Ross County)
ISSUE: When ruling on a defendant's motion for a directed verdict at the close of the plaintiff's opening statement, is a trial court required to consider not only the content of the opening statement, but also the allegations contained in the plaintiff's written pleadings?