25-1122. General and special verdicts; definitions; form of special verdicts generally.

The verdict of a jury is either general or special. A general verdict is that by which they pronounce, generally, upon all or any of the issues either in favor of the plaintiff or defendant. A special verdict is that by which the jury finds the facts only. It must present the facts as established by the evidence, and not the evidence to prove them; and they must be so presented that nothing remains to the court but to draw from them conclusions of law.

Source:R.S.1867, Code § 292, p. 443; R.S.1913, § 7861; C.S.1922, § 8805; C.S.1929, § 20-1122; R.S.1943, § 25-1122.