RULE 59. NEW TRIALS AND ALTERATION OR AMENDMENT OF JUDGMENTS

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Rule 59.05: On Initiative of Court.

Within thirty (30) days after entry of judgment the court on its own initiative may alter or amend the judgment, or the court may order a new trial for any reason for which it might have granted a new trial on motion of a party where no such motion has been filed. After giving the parties notice and opportunity to be heard, the court may grant a motion for a new trial, timely filed and served, for reasons not stated in the motion. In either case, the court shall specify in its order the grounds for its action. [As redesignated by order entered January 23, 1986, effective August 1, 1986.]

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