two issue rule
- A principle in law stating that if a case involves multiple theories of responsibility and the general verdict is backed by one issue at least, the verdict will hold, even if there are errors regarding the other issues
- According to the two issue rule, the verdict stood firm despite identified errors in some liability theories.
- Due to the two issue rule, the jury's decision prevailed even though there were inaccuracies associated with other issues raised within the case.
- Even when some theories of liability proved erroneous, the two issue rule preserved the overall verdict.