The petition of the day is:


Issue(s): (1) Whether, when a jury uses a general verdict form to award damages, and at least one but not all of the claims submitted to the jury is set aside on appeal, further proceedings to recalculate damages are required under the general verdict rule; and (2) whether, to benefit from the general verdict rule following a partial reversal on appeal, a litigant must object to the general verdict form and invoke the general verdict rule in advance of a partial reversal (as four courts of appeal have held), or whether these steps are unnecessary (as five courts of appeals have held).

Posted in Becton, Dickinson and Company v. Retractable Technologies, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Maureen Johnston, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 17, 2015, 10:20 PM),