special verdict

Definition of "special verdict"
  1. The jury's conclusion on the facts of a case, leaving the application of law to those facts to the judge, who will deliver the final verdict, typically found in cases where the legal application is complex
How to use "special verdict" in a sentence
  1. In the complex fraud case, a special verdict was requested to brief on the facts.
  2. Due to the intricate legal complexities involved, the judge determined a special verdict was warranted to ascertain the facts separately.
  3. The high profile litigation ended with a special verdict, separating factual findings from legal applications.

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