At common law, a general verdict of "guilty"--as opposed to a special verdict
that made particular factual findings--was thought to convict the defendant of every allegation in the indictment.
He told the jury: "The public interest would no longer be served by a special verdict
1978) ("We do not hold that the trial court's refusal to submit the special verdict
here was an abuse of discretion, much less that such refusal constituted reversible error.
Zang,(62) the Tenth Circuit considered the adequacy of criminal defendants' waiver of the Rule 31(e) special verdict
There is no need to remove from the hands of the jury the ultimate application of law to fact, as the special verdict
16 Issues on Crashworthiness and "Enhanced Injury" Claim; and Model Instruction 7 and Special Verdict
However, guided as we have been during this case by the views of the experts, we have reached the conclusion that the public interest would no longer be served by continuing to seek a special verdict
Since the hospital was a party to the suit, the trial court's decision to exclude the hospital from the special verdict
form and the jury instruction explaining to whom fault could be attributed was erroneous.
The patient timely requested a special verdict
form wherein the jury, before which the case was tried, was directed to answer the following questions: Question No.
Plaintiff counsel seeking a punitive award should use a special verdict
form addressing the various elements that constitute grounds for a punitive damages award under the applicable law," he said.
A Swansea Crown Court jury of six men and six women took five minutes to reach a unanimous special verdict
of not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.
The jury deliberated for almost five weeks, after having been given 133 individual jury instructions and a 30 page special verdict
form proposed by Boeing that contained 131 separate questions for the jury to answer.