special verdict


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Noun1.special verdict - a verdict rendered on certain specific factual issues posed by the court without finding for one party or the other
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
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"
general verdict - an ordinary verdict declaring which party prevails without any special findings of fact
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And they made it a special verdict, I think,' said the undertaker, 'by adding some words to the effect, that if the relieving officer had--'
They are sometimes induced to find special verdicts, which refer the main question to the decision of the court.
Other important areas for preserving issues for appeal and avoiding reversal on are jury instructions and special verdict forms, which should be accurate when submitted and reflect the law in light of the issues and facts.
And courts generally required the stolen property to be described in the indictment or valued in a special verdict.
An appropriate special verdict will be necessary to distinguish between a finding that the care or treatment was not being rendered under emergency circumstances, in which case the standard of care is negligence, and a finding that the care or treatment was being rendered under emergency circumstances, in which case the standard of care is reckless disregard of the circumstances.
LEGAL COMMENTARY: Curiously, there was a special verdict, so-called, in which the jurors were asked to respond to specific questions.
1977), prevents a party from challenging errors in a general jury verdict form if the party failed to object to the general verdict form and propose a special verdict form.
But the prosecution had sought a special verdict of not guilty of murder by reason of insanity which, if proved, would have seen him confined to a psychiatric hospital.
The jury's special verdict for Yamaha rejected plaintiffs' claim, finding that the Rhino met ordinary consumer expectations, and therefore, was not defective.
The prosecution at Swansea Crown Court told the jury it was no longer seeking a special verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity and that there would be no purpose in sending Thomas to a psychiatric hospital.
At Swansea Crown Court, the prosecution told the jury it was no longer seeking a special verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity.
As a result it was seeking a special verdict of not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.

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