compromise verdict

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Noun1.compromise verdict - a verdict resulting from improper compromises between jurors on material issues
finding of fact, verdict - (law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decision; can be used in formulating a judgment
quotient verdict - an improper and unacceptable kind of compromise verdict
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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return the compromise verdict on which it had agreed--a verdict of one
Scutellaro escaped a murder rap and a death sentence but was convicted of manslaughter, the compromise verdict of a jury that initially polled eleven to one for acquittal.
He termed the judgment a political and compromise verdict.
The jury result reflects a classic compromise verdict, but like many such attempted verdicts, the sentencing outcome for the defendants will be almost as grim as a full slate of convictions," said Hueston, now a litigation partner with the Los Angeles law firm Irell & Manella, in a statement.
His lawyers contended that the trial court erred in refusing to conduct a full hearing to determine whether the jury had reached a compromise verdict.
Other jurors will use the alternative damage argument to negotiate a compromise verdict when there is an active dispute over whether the defendant should be found liable.
Boss, aged 28; Sean Carroll, aged 37; Edward McMellon, aged 27; and Richard Murphy, aged 27, were charged with second-degree murder, but Justice Joseph Teresi said the jury could consider less serious charges, opening the door for a compromise verdict.
Eli Lilly,(82) for instance, a product liability action involving the drug diethylstilbestrol (DES), was apparently based on a compromise verdict.

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