compromise verdict

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a verdict resulting from improper compromises between jurors on material issues

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19) Moreover, courts feared that an instruction regarding the legal consequences to the defendant of any verdict would distract the jury from its factfinding role and invite compromise verdicts.
In affirming Frank's conviction, the Ninth Circuit relied on the longstanding belief that supplying juries with sentencing information both distracts them from their function as factfinders and leads to compromise verdicts.
Thus, prior to the Supreme Court's decision in Shannon,(84) the federal circuits recognized a tension between the desire to protect defendants from wrongful verdicts and the need to discourage juries from returning compromise verdicts.
Try to prevent compromise verdicts when you know your case is strong.
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