General Verdict Rule Law and Legal Definition

General Verdict rule is a rule providing that if a jury returns a general verdict in favor of one party on multiple causes of action, on appeal it is presumed to have found in favor of that party on every issue. General Verdict is a verdict by which the jury determines which side in a particular controversy wins, as opposed to resolving specific fact questions. The verdict provides a comprehensive decision on an issue. General verdict is the most common form of verdict.