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
Monopoli said he was unwilling to completely rule out the possibility of the jurors returning a "compromise verdict" and convicting Mr.
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.
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.