Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1351

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.

In actions of contract against more than one defendant, the jury may return a separate verdict as to each defendant or as to 2 or more defendants jointly, and judgments shall be entered accordingly. In case of separate judgment against defendants in the same action, the court shall apportion the costs to be taxed against each defendant.