(a) Unanimous verdict not required. A verdict may be rendered by not less than five-sixths of the jurors constituting a jury.

Terms Used In N.Y. Civil Practice Law and Rules 4113

  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.

(b) Procedure where jurors disagree. Where five-sixths of the jurors constituting a jury cannot agree after being kept together for as long as is deemed reasonable by the court, the court shall discharge the jury and direct a new trial before another jury.