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Jury Verdicts and Jury Instructions Research Guide

This guide provides sources to locate jury verdicts/settlements and jury instructions.


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Jury Verdicts/Settlements

Verdict, as defined by Black's Law Dictionary, is "a jury's finding or decisions on the factual issue of a case. Loosely, in a nonjury trial, a judge and resolution of the issue of a case." (8th edition)


As trial decisions are not officially reported, a legal researcher cannot rely on the regular case reporters to find verdicts and settlements. This guide lists the major sources of verdicts and settlements.