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Rule 290. Definition and Substance
A verdict is a written declaration by a jury of its decision, comprehending the whole or all the issues submitted to the jury, and shall be either a general or special verdict, as directed, which shall be signed by the foreman of the jury.
A general verdict is one whereby the jury pronounces generally in favor of one or more parties to the suit upon all or any of the issues submitted to it. A special verdict is one wherein the jury finds the facts only on issues made up and submitted to them under the direction of the court.
A special verdict shall, as between the parties, be conclusive as to the facts found.
Source: Art. 2202, reworded with minor textual change.
Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941.
Dec. 5, 1983, eff. April 1, 1984