verdict contrary to law

The verdict of a jury who in arriving at it have failed or neglected to follow the directions of the judge upon matters of law. 39 Am J1st New Tr § 126. According to the weight of authority, even if the instructions are erroneous, they constitute the law of the case and it is the duty of the jury to follow them. 39 Am J1st New Tr § 127,

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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