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CHAPTER 33.

VERDICTS

**SECTIONS 15-33-10 to 15-33-120. Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.**

SECTION 15-33-10. [1962 Code Section 10-1451; 1952 Code Section 10-1451; 1942 Code Section 606; 1932 Code Section 606; Civ. P. '22 Section 546; Civ. P. '12 Section 325; Civ. P. '02 Section 287; 1870 (14) 485 Section 289] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-20 was entitled: "General verdict" and "special verdict" defined.

SECTION 15-33-20. [1962 Code Section 10-1452; 1952 Code Section 10-1452; 1942 Code Section 601; 1932 Code Section 601; Civ. P. '22 Section 541; Civ. P. '12 Section 320; Civ. P. '02 Section 282; 1870 (14) 484 Section 284] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-30 was entitled: When jury may render special or general verdict; directing special findings.

SECTION 15-33-30. [1962 Code Section 10-1453; 1952 Code Section 10-1453; 1942 Code Section 602; 1932 Code Section 602; Civ. P. '22 Section 542; Civ. P. '12 Section 321; Civ. P. '02 Section 283; 1870 (14) 484 Section 285; 1909 (26) 161] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-40 was entitled: Special finding controls when inconsistent with general verdict.

SECTION 15-33-40. [1962 Code Section 10-1454; 1952 Code Section 10-1454; 1942 Code Section 603; 1932 Code Section 603; Civ. P. '22 Section 543; Civ. P. '12 Section 322; Civ. P. '02 Section 284; 1870 (14) 484 Section 286] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-50 was entitled: Verdict on counterclaim in action for pledged personal property.

SECTION 15-33-50. [1962 Code Section 10-1455; 1952 Code Section 10-1455; 1942 Code Section 602; 1932 Code Section 602; Civ. P. '22 Section 542; Civ. P. '12 Section 321; Civ. P. '02 Section 283; 1870 (14) 484 Section 285; 1909 (26) 161] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-60 was entitled: When jury must assess amount of recovery.

SECTION 15-33-60. [1962 Code Section 10-1456; 1952 Code Section 10-1456; 1942 Code Section 604; 1932 Code Section 604; Civ. P. '22 Section 544; Civ. P. '12 Section 323; Civ. P. '02 Section 285; 1870 (14) 485 Section 287] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-70 was entitled: Effect of verdict on issue out of chancery.

SECTION 15-33-70. [1962 Code Section 10-1457; 1952 Code Section 10-1457; 1942 Code Section 593; 1932 Code Section 593; Civ. P. '22 Section 533; Civ. P. '12 Section 312; Civ. P. '02 Section 274; 1870 (14) 482 Section 276; 1890 (20) 696] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-80 was entitled: Entry of verdict and judgment thereon.

SECTION 15-33-80. [1962 Code Section 10-1458; 1952 Code Section 10-1458; 1942 Code Section 605; 1932 Code Section 605; Civ. P. '22 Section 545; Civ. P. '12 Section 324; Civ. P. '02 Section 286; 1870 (14) 485 Section 288] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-90 was entitled: Exception to verdict.

SECTION 15-33-90. [1962 Code Section 10-1459; 1952 Code Section 10-1459; 1942 Code Section 605; 1932 Code Section 605; Civ. P. '22 Section 545; Civ. P. '12 Section 324; Civ. P. '02 Section 286; 1870 (14) 485 Section 288] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-100 was entitled: Separation of exceptions.

SECTION 15-33-100. [1962 Code Section 10-1460; 1952 Code Section 10-1460; 1942 Code Section 605; 1932 Code Section 605; Civ. P. '22 Section 545; Civ. P. '12 Section 324; Civ. P. '02 Section 286; 1870 (14) 485 Section 288] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-110 was entitled: Motions for new trial on the minutes.

SECTION 15-33-110. [1962 Code Section 10-1461; 1952 Code Section 10-1461; 1942 Code Section 605; 1932 Code Section 605; Civ. P. '22 Section 545; Civ. P. '12 Section 324; Civ. P. '02 Section 286; 1870 (14) 485 Section 288] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-120 was entitled: Motion for new trial or for judgment shall be heard at same term.

SECTION 15-33-120. [1962 Code Section 10-1462; 1952 Code Section 10-1462; 1942 Code Section 606; 1932 Code Section 606; Civ. P. '22 Section 546; Civ. P. '12 Section 325; Civ. P. '02 Section 287; 1870 (14) 485 Section 289] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

SECTION 15-33-10. [1962 Code Section 10-1451; 1952 Code Section 10-1451; 1942 Code Section 606; 1932 Code Section 606; Civ. P. '22 Section 546; Civ. P. '12 Section 325; Civ. P. '02 Section 287; 1870 (14) 485 Section 289] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-20 was entitled: "General verdict" and "special verdict" defined.

SECTION 15-33-20. [1962 Code Section 10-1452; 1952 Code Section 10-1452; 1942 Code Section 601; 1932 Code Section 601; Civ. P. '22 Section 541; Civ. P. '12 Section 320; Civ. P. '02 Section 282; 1870 (14) 484 Section 284] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-30 was entitled: When jury may render special or general verdict; directing special findings.

SECTION 15-33-30. [1962 Code Section 10-1453; 1952 Code Section 10-1453; 1942 Code Section 602; 1932 Code Section 602; Civ. P. '22 Section 542; Civ. P. '12 Section 321; Civ. P. '02 Section 283; 1870 (14) 484 Section 285; 1909 (26) 161] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-40 was entitled: Special finding controls when inconsistent with general verdict.

SECTION 15-33-40. [1962 Code Section 10-1454; 1952 Code Section 10-1454; 1942 Code Section 603; 1932 Code Section 603; Civ. P. '22 Section 543; Civ. P. '12 Section 322; Civ. P. '02 Section 284; 1870 (14) 484 Section 286] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-50 was entitled: Verdict on counterclaim in action for pledged personal property.

SECTION 15-33-50. [1962 Code Section 10-1455; 1952 Code Section 10-1455; 1942 Code Section 602; 1932 Code Section 602; Civ. P. '22 Section 542; Civ. P. '12 Section 321; Civ. P. '02 Section 283; 1870 (14) 484 Section 285; 1909 (26) 161] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-60 was entitled: When jury must assess amount of recovery.

SECTION 15-33-60. [1962 Code Section 10-1456; 1952 Code Section 10-1456; 1942 Code Section 604; 1932 Code Section 604; Civ. P. '22 Section 544; Civ. P. '12 Section 323; Civ. P. '02 Section 285; 1870 (14) 485 Section 287] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-70 was entitled: Effect of verdict on issue out of chancery.

SECTION 15-33-70. [1962 Code Section 10-1457; 1952 Code Section 10-1457; 1942 Code Section 593; 1932 Code Section 593; Civ. P. '22 Section 533; Civ. P. '12 Section 312; Civ. P. '02 Section 274; 1870 (14) 482 Section 276; 1890 (20) 696] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-80 was entitled: Entry of verdict and judgment thereon.

SECTION 15-33-80. [1962 Code Section 10-1458; 1952 Code Section 10-1458; 1942 Code Section 605; 1932 Code Section 605; Civ. P. '22 Section 545; Civ. P. '12 Section 324; Civ. P. '02 Section 286; 1870 (14) 485 Section 288] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-90 was entitled: Exception to verdict.

SECTION 15-33-90. [1962 Code Section 10-1459; 1952 Code Section 10-1459; 1942 Code Section 605; 1932 Code Section 605; Civ. P. '22 Section 545; Civ. P. '12 Section 324; Civ. P. '02 Section 286; 1870 (14) 485 Section 288] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-100 was entitled: Separation of exceptions.

SECTION 15-33-100. [1962 Code Section 10-1460; 1952 Code Section 10-1460; 1942 Code Section 605; 1932 Code Section 605; Civ. P. '22 Section 545; Civ. P. '12 Section 324; Civ. P. '02 Section 286; 1870 (14) 485 Section 288] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-110 was entitled: Motions for new trial on the minutes.

SECTION 15-33-110. [1962 Code Section 10-1461; 1952 Code Section 10-1461; 1942 Code Section 605; 1932 Code Section 605; Civ. P. '22 Section 545; Civ. P. '12 Section 324; Civ. P. '02 Section 286; 1870 (14) 485 Section 288] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-120 was entitled: Motion for new trial or for judgment shall be heard at same term.

SECTION 15-33-120. [1962 Code Section 10-1462; 1952 Code Section 10-1462; 1942 Code Section 606; 1932 Code Section 606; Civ. P. '22 Section 546; Civ. P. '12 Section 325; Civ. P. '02 Section 287; 1870 (14) 485 Section 289] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

**SECTIONS 15-33-10 to 15-33-120. Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.**

SECTION 15-33-10. [1962 Code Section 10-1451; 1952 Code Section 10-1451; 1942 Code Section 606; 1932 Code Section 606; Civ. P. '22 Section 546; Civ. P. '12 Section 325; Civ. P. '02 Section 287; 1870 (14) 485 Section 289] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-20 was entitled: "General verdict" and "special verdict" defined.

SECTION 15-33-20. [1962 Code Section 10-1452; 1952 Code Section 10-1452; 1942 Code Section 601; 1932 Code Section 601; Civ. P. '22 Section 541; Civ. P. '12 Section 320; Civ. P. '02 Section 282; 1870 (14) 484 Section 284] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-30 was entitled: When jury may render special or general verdict; directing special findings.

SECTION 15-33-30. [1962 Code Section 10-1453; 1952 Code Section 10-1453; 1942 Code Section 602; 1932 Code Section 602; Civ. P. '22 Section 542; Civ. P. '12 Section 321; Civ. P. '02 Section 283; 1870 (14) 484 Section 285; 1909 (26) 161] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-40 was entitled: Special finding controls when inconsistent with general verdict.

SECTION 15-33-40. [1962 Code Section 10-1454; 1952 Code Section 10-1454; 1942 Code Section 603; 1932 Code Section 603; Civ. P. '22 Section 543; Civ. P. '12 Section 322; Civ. P. '02 Section 284; 1870 (14) 484 Section 286] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-50 was entitled: Verdict on counterclaim in action for pledged personal property.

SECTION 15-33-50. [1962 Code Section 10-1455; 1952 Code Section 10-1455; 1942 Code Section 602; 1932 Code Section 602; Civ. P. '22 Section 542; Civ. P. '12 Section 321; Civ. P. '02 Section 283; 1870 (14) 484 Section 285; 1909 (26) 161] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-60 was entitled: When jury must assess amount of recovery.

SECTION 15-33-60. [1962 Code Section 10-1456; 1952 Code Section 10-1456; 1942 Code Section 604; 1932 Code Section 604; Civ. P. '22 Section 544; Civ. P. '12 Section 323; Civ. P. '02 Section 285; 1870 (14) 485 Section 287] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-70 was entitled: Effect of verdict on issue out of chancery.

SECTION 15-33-70. [1962 Code Section 10-1457; 1952 Code Section 10-1457; 1942 Code Section 593; 1932 Code Section 593; Civ. P. '22 Section 533; Civ. P. '12 Section 312; Civ. P. '02 Section 274; 1870 (14) 482 Section 276; 1890 (20) 696] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-80 was entitled: Entry of verdict and judgment thereon.

SECTION 15-33-80. [1962 Code Section 10-1458; 1952 Code Section 10-1458; 1942 Code Section 605; 1932 Code Section 605; Civ. P. '22 Section 545; Civ. P. '12 Section 324; Civ. P. '02 Section 286; 1870 (14) 485 Section 288] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-90 was entitled: Exception to verdict.

SECTION 15-33-90. [1962 Code Section 10-1459; 1952 Code Section 10-1459; 1942 Code Section 605; 1932 Code Section 605; Civ. P. '22 Section 545; Civ. P. '12 Section 324; Civ. P. '02 Section 286; 1870 (14) 485 Section 288] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-100 was entitled: Separation of exceptions.

SECTION 15-33-100. [1962 Code Section 10-1460; 1952 Code Section 10-1460; 1942 Code Section 605; 1932 Code Section 605; Civ. P. '22 Section 545; Civ. P. '12 Section 324; Civ. P. '02 Section 286; 1870 (14) 485 Section 288] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-110 was entitled: Motions for new trial on the minutes.

SECTION 15-33-110. [1962 Code Section 10-1461; 1952 Code Section 10-1461; 1942 Code Section 605; 1932 Code Section 605; Civ. P. '22 Section 545; Civ. P. '12 Section 324; Civ. P. '02 Section 286; 1870 (14) 485 Section 288] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-120 was entitled: Motion for new trial or for judgment shall be heard at same term.

SECTION 15-33-120. [1962 Code Section 10-1462; 1952 Code Section 10-1462; 1942 Code Section 606; 1932 Code Section 606; Civ. P. '22 Section 546; Civ. P. '12 Section 325; Civ. P. '02 Section 287; 1870 (14) 485 Section 289] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

SECTION 15-33-125. Limitations on granting of new trial.

A new trial may be granted to the plaintiff on the issue of damages only and not liability when the only reasonable inference to be drawn from all the evidence, viewed in the light most favorable to the defendant, is that the plaintiff is entitled to a verdict in his favor on the issue of liability as a matter of law. Unless the plaintiff is entitled to a directed verdict on the issue of liability, any new trial must include both issues of liability and damages.

SECTION 15-33-135. Punitive damages: burden of proof.

In any civil action where punitive damages are claimed, the plaintiff has the burden of proving such damages by clear and convincing evidence.

SECTION 15-33-10. [1962 Code Section 10-1451; 1952 Code Section 10-1451; 1942 Code Section 606; 1932 Code Section 606; Civ. P. '22 Section 546; Civ. P. '12 Section 325; Civ. P. '02 Section 287; 1870 (14) 485 Section 289] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-20 was entitled: "General verdict" and "special verdict" defined.

SECTION 15-33-20. [1962 Code Section 10-1452; 1952 Code Section 10-1452; 1942 Code Section 601; 1932 Code Section 601; Civ. P. '22 Section 541; Civ. P. '12 Section 320; Civ. P. '02 Section 282; 1870 (14) 484 Section 284] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-30 was entitled: When jury may render special or general verdict; directing special findings.

SECTION 15-33-30. [1962 Code Section 10-1453; 1952 Code Section 10-1453; 1942 Code Section 602; 1932 Code Section 602; Civ. P. '22 Section 542; Civ. P. '12 Section 321; Civ. P. '02 Section 283; 1870 (14) 484 Section 285; 1909 (26) 161] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-40 was entitled: Special finding controls when inconsistent with general verdict.

SECTION 15-33-40. [1962 Code Section 10-1454; 1952 Code Section 10-1454; 1942 Code Section 603; 1932 Code Section 603; Civ. P. '22 Section 543; Civ. P. '12 Section 322; Civ. P. '02 Section 284; 1870 (14) 484 Section 286] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-50 was entitled: Verdict on counterclaim in action for pledged personal property.

SECTION 15-33-50. [1962 Code Section 10-1455; 1952 Code Section 10-1455; 1942 Code Section 602; 1932 Code Section 602; Civ. P. '22 Section 542; Civ. P. '12 Section 321; Civ. P. '02 Section 283; 1870 (14) 484 Section 285; 1909 (26) 161] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-60 was entitled: When jury must assess amount of recovery.

SECTION 15-33-60. [1962 Code Section 10-1456; 1952 Code Section 10-1456; 1942 Code Section 604; 1932 Code Section 604; Civ. P. '22 Section 544; Civ. P. '12 Section 323; Civ. P. '02 Section 285; 1870 (14) 485 Section 287] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-70 was entitled: Effect of verdict on issue out of chancery.

SECTION 15-33-70. [1962 Code Section 10-1457; 1952 Code Section 10-1457; 1942 Code Section 593; 1932 Code Section 593; Civ. P. '22 Section 533; Civ. P. '12 Section 312; Civ. P. '02 Section 274; 1870 (14) 482 Section 276; 1890 (20) 696] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-80 was entitled: Entry of verdict and judgment thereon.

SECTION 15-33-80. [1962 Code Section 10-1458; 1952 Code Section 10-1458; 1942 Code Section 605; 1932 Code Section 605; Civ. P. '22 Section 545; Civ. P. '12 Section 324; Civ. P. '02 Section 286; 1870 (14) 485 Section 288] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-90 was entitled: Exception to verdict.

SECTION 15-33-90. [1962 Code Section 10-1459; 1952 Code Section 10-1459; 1942 Code Section 605; 1932 Code Section 605; Civ. P. '22 Section 545; Civ. P. '12 Section 324; Civ. P. '02 Section 286; 1870 (14) 485 Section 288] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-100 was entitled: Separation of exceptions.

SECTION 15-33-100. [1962 Code Section 10-1460; 1952 Code Section 10-1460; 1942 Code Section 605; 1932 Code Section 605; Civ. P. '22 Section 545; Civ. P. '12 Section 324; Civ. P. '02 Section 286; 1870 (14) 485 Section 288] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-110 was entitled: Motions for new trial on the minutes.

SECTION 15-33-110. [1962 Code Section 10-1461; 1952 Code Section 10-1461; 1942 Code Section 605; 1932 Code Section 605; Civ. P. '22 Section 545; Civ. P. '12 Section 324; Civ. P. '02 Section 286; 1870 (14) 485 Section 288] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-33-120 was entitled: Motion for new trial or for judgment shall be heard at same term.

SECTION 15-33-120. [1962 Code Section 10-1462; 1952 Code Section 10-1462; 1942 Code Section 606; 1932 Code Section 606; Civ. P. '22 Section 546; Civ. P. '12 Section 325; Civ. P. '02 Section 287; 1870 (14) 485 Section 289] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

SECTION 15-33-125. Limitations on granting of new trial.

A new trial may be granted to the plaintiff on the issue of damages only and not liability when the only reasonable inference to be drawn from all the evidence, viewed in the light most favorable to the defendant, is that the plaintiff is entitled to a verdict in his favor on the issue of liability as a matter of law. Unless the plaintiff is entitled to a directed verdict on the issue of liability, any new trial must include both issues of liability and damages.

SECTION 15-33-135. Punitive damages: burden of proof.

In any civil action where punitive damages are claimed, the plaintiff has the burden of proving such damages by clear and convincing evidence.