The demurrer to the evidence and the request for peremptory instructions are abolished
and in lieu thereof a party may make a motion for a directed verdict. A party who moves for a directed verdict at the close of the evidence offered by
an opponent may offer evidence in the event that the motion is not granted, without
having reserved the right so to do and to the same extent as if the motion had not
been made. A motion for a directed verdict which is not granted is not a waiver of trial by
jury even though all parties to the action have moved for directed verdicts. Upon motion for directed verdict by a party opposing a claim the court, whether
so requested or not, may dismiss the claim without prejudice if justice so requires.
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