Ohio's Civ. R. 49(B) permits parties to submit interrogatories to the jury in order to test the jury's thinking in rendering a verdict. Unlike traditional jury interrogatories, the rule limits interrogatories to subject matter normally associated with the special verdict. For centuries the use of the special verdict has plagued the legal community with confusion. The practitioner, the jury and the trial judge have each had difficulty in a variety of ways when the special verdict is involved.
George, Joyce J. and Partlow, Michael A.
"Ohio Jury Interrogatories: Civil Rule 49(B),"
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