General Verdict


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General Verdict

A decision by a jury that determines which side in a particular controversy wins, and in some cases, the amount of money in damages to be awarded.

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12) In contrast to a general verdict, a special verdict asks the jury to pronounce on the facts of the case and nothing more.
Rule 49(a) grants the trial court discretion to require the jury to return a special verdict, in which the jury answers only written interrogatories of fact but does not enter a general verdict declaring which party prevails.
The general verdict was that auds never figured out what the show was and thus stayed away.
Whether the jury answered the operating room issue for or against UCH would have had no effect on a general verdict.
That was the general verdict after Ofcom this week published the final version of the regulations, which ban linking alcohol with sex or youth culture and come amid increased government scrutiny of binge drinking.
Robert Dallek's general verdict on Kennedy is equally generous.
Instead, the jury's ruling and monetary award were part of a general verdict.
Maryland Choc Chip 'n' Caramel Cookie Bars Pack of six from 85p Cookie bars are the latest addition to the Maryland collection and although the choc 'n' chip variety went down fairly well with those who gave it the taste test, the general verdict was that they were ``pleasant but nothing to rave about.
The law school argues that the general verdict must be vacated and the case remanded to the trial court for a new trial because, they argue, there is no way to know if the jury based its general verdict on the improper theory of liability.
A mere allegation of fraud or dishonesty amid other allegations, coupled with a subsequent general verdict against the defendant executive, will not work to vitiate coverage.
That seems to be the general verdict, and one that a small and ambitious agent of change can grow with.

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