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Motion to set aside: verdict “inconsistent” and “unsupported by evidence”

In case you missed it: 

In the motion to set aside submitted by Amber Heard last Friday, the Aquaman actor’s legal team claimed that the verdict in Heard’s defamation trial against Johnny Depp was “unsupported by the evidence”.

Her lawyers also said the jury’s findings were “inconsistent”: Heard was ordered to pay Depp $10.35m, but was also awarded $2m in damages herself.

The motion additionally alleged that “proper and due process” was not observed in the selection of the jury. “On the juror panel list sent to counsel before voir dire, the Court noted that the individual who would later be designated Juror 15 had a birth year of 1945,” Heard’s attorneys said. “Juror 15, however, was clearly born later than 1945. Publicly available information demonstrates that he appears to have been born in 1970.”