Compromise Verdict Law and Legal Definition

Compromise verdict refers to a verdict that is reached when the jurors,for the purpose of avoiding a deadlock,concede to some issues so that other issues will be resolved as they want. In such cases one set of jurors sides with a second in exchange for the second group agreeing on something else with the first. The specific compromise may involve questions of liability or guilt, or such issues as the proper monetary award or criminal penalty.