general verdict


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  • noun

Antonyms for general verdict

an ordinary verdict declaring which party prevails without any special findings of fact

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when the jury returns a general verdict for the defendant, the "two-issue" rule is applied by focusing on the defenses; thus, where two or more defense theories are presented to the jury and it returns a verdict for the defense, an appellate claim of error as to one defense theory will not result in reversal since the verdict may stand based on another theory.
findings made are a general verdict, then the appellate court would only
If two or more issues relating to a single claim for damages have been submitted to a jury on a general verdict form, an error affecting only one of the issues will not invalidate the verdict.
This general verdict raises the question of the utility of a general book devoted to the topic of local government reform over the past two decades.
The residents' general verdict was anything is better than what we have got at the moment.
So although the jury is still out - on the winner at least - the more general verdict is long agreed.
Disappointing was the general verdict but, in hindsight, keeping them in the Premiership was in itself a significant feat.
Where the comparative negligence of the parties in any such action is an issue, the jury shall return special verdicts, or in the absence of a jury, the court shall make special findings, determining the percentage of negligence attributable to each of the parties, and determining the total amount of damages sustained by each of the claimants, and the entry of judgment shall be made by the court; No general verdict shall be returned by the jury.
To reinforce the message, the CIVB has conducted a nationwide roadshow giving members of the trade a hands-on opportunity to taste the wines, and as it passed through Birmingham, I took full advantage to see what was on offer My general verdict was that the standard overall was good, and many wines were worthy of attention.
And the general verdict was the food went down a treat.
Whether the jury answered the operating room issue for or against UCH would have had no effect on a general verdict.
That was the general verdict after Ofcom this week published the final version of the regulations, which ban linking alcohol with sex or youth culture and come amid increased government scrutiny of binge drinking.
Robert Dallek's general verdict on Kennedy is equally generous.
Maryland Choc Chip 'n' Caramel Cookie Bars Pack of six from 85p Cookie bars are the latest addition to the Maryland collection and although the choc 'n' chip variety went down fairly well with those who gave it the taste test, the general verdict was that they were ``pleasant but nothing to rave about.
The law school argues that the general verdict must be vacated and the case remanded to the trial court for a new trial because, they argue, there is no way to know if the jury based its general verdict on the improper theory of liability.
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