quotient verdict

Definition of "quotient verdict"
  1. A monetary award in a lawsuit calculated by averaging jurors' suggested amounts, which is generally deemed unlawful due to lack of basis on a factual discussion
How to use "quotient verdict" in a sentence
  1. The judge declared a mistrial as the awarded monetary sum was obtained by a quotient verdict.
  2. Such a quotient verdict was deemed unlawful due to its lack of rationale based on the actual facts of the case.
  3. Jurors suggesting disparate amounts led to a quotient verdict, resulting in a declaration of mistrial.

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