Quotient Verdict Law and Legal Definition

Sometimes while determining the amount of money damages to be awarded in a case, jurors are often in disagreement. They agree to each write down the amount they think should be awarded. These amounts are totalled and divided by the number of jurors to reach a figure for the award. This is called a quotient verdict. Such a verdict is improper and illegal because it is not based on any rational calculation. Such a judgment can also be set aside.