quotient verdict

quotient verdict
quotient verdict see verdict

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

quotient verdict
An award of money damages in a lawsuit obtained by averaging the amounts of damages awarded by jurors when they disagree as to what the award should be. A quotient verdict is not legal since it is not based on a rational discussion of the facts, and such a verdict will be set aside and a mistrial will be declared by the judge.
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

quotient verdict
   an award of money damages set by a jury in a lawsuit in which each juror states in writing his/her opinion of what the amount should be. Then the amounts are totalled and divided by the number of jurors to reach a figure for the award. A quotient verdict is illegal and improper since it is based on guesses and not a rational discussion of the facts. Such a judgment will be set aside on a motion for a new trial and a mistrial will be declared by the judge.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • quotient verdict — The Verdict rendered in a civil action in pursuance of an agreement by the jurors to determine the amount of damages by adding the several estimates of the jury and dividing the aggregate amount by the number of jurors, without the assent of the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • verdict — ver·dict / vər dikt/ n [alteration (partly conformed to Medieval Latin veredictum ) of Anglo French veirdit statement, finding, verdict, from Old French veir true (from Latin verus ) + dit saying, from Latin dictum] 1: the usu. unanimous finding… …   Law dictionary

  • Verdict — This article is about the legal finding of fact. For the Agatha Christie play, see Verdict (play). For the magazine by Robert Brinsmead, see Present Truth Magazine. For any of several film and TV dramas, see The Verdict (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

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  • quotient award — An award of arbitrators arrived at by dividing the aggregate of the several amounts of individual estimates of the arbitrators by the number of arbitrators and accepting the quotient as the amount of the award to be made, regardless of individual …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • false verdict — A verdict not reached by due deliberation upon the evidence and under the instructions given by the court; a verdict arrived at by chance rather than by understanding, such as a verdict arrived at by drawing lots or casting dice, or a quotient… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • compromise verdict — noun a verdict resulting from improper compromises between jurors on material issues • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑verdict, ↑finding of fact • Hyponyms: ↑quotient verdict …   Useful english dictionary

  • verderors of the forest — See sweinmote court. See advisory verdict; chance verdict; compromise verdict; general verdict; privy verdict; public verdict; quotient verdict; sealed verdict; special verdict …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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