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Rule 510.8. Judgment; Writ; No New Trial (2013)
(a) Judgment Upon Jury Verdict. Where a jury has returned a verdict, the judge may render judgment on the verdict or, if the verdict is contrary to the law or the evidence, judgment notwithstanding the verdict.
(b) Judgment for Plaintiff. If the judgment is in favor of the plaintiff, the judge must render judgment for plaintiff for possession of the premises, costs, delinquent rent as of the date of entry of judgment, if any, and attorney fees if recoverable by law.
(c) Judgment for Defendant. If the judgment is in favor of the defendant, the judge must render judgment for defendant against the plaintiff for costs and attorney fees if recoverable by law.
(d) Writ. If the judgment or verdict is in favor of the plaintiff, the judge must award a writ of possession upon demand of the plaintiff and payment of any required fees.
(1) Time to Issue. Except as provided by Rule 510.5, no writ of possession may issue before the 6th day after the date a judgment for possession is signed or the day following the deadline for the defendant to appeal the judgment, whichever is later. A writ of possession may not issue more than 60 days after a judgment for possession is signed. For good cause, the court may extend the deadline for issuance to 90 days after a judgment for possession is signed.
(e) No Motion For New Trial. No motion for new trial may be filed.
(2) Time to Execute. A writ of possession may not be executed after the 90th day after a judgment for possession is signed.
(3) Effect of Appeal. A writ of possession must not issue i f an appeal is perfected and, if applicable, rent is paid into the registry, as required by these rules.
Added by order of April 15th, 2013, eff. Aug. 31, 2013.