U.S. Supreme Court
Montclair v. Dana, 107 U.S. 162 (1883)
Montclair v. Dana
Decided March 5, 1883
107 U.S. 162
The jury may be controlled in their determination of a question by a peremptory instruction if the testimony is of such a conclusive character as would compel the court, in the exercise of a sound legal discretion, to set aside a verdict if one were returned in opposition to such testimony.
The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.