1. Juries/Compromise Verdict: An instruction that stated:
"You must determine the fair market value of the subject property only from the
opinions of the witnesses....you may not find the market value of the subject
property to be either less than or more than that testified to by the witnesses..."
apparently induced the jury to think that it could not come to a compromise verdict,
but had to pick one of the valuations. However, the court affirmed the judgment.
Pappas v. State, Dep't Transp., 104 Nev. 572,
763 P.2d 348 (1988) (#76)
2. Juries/Impeachment of Verdict: "This court has long
held that, as a general rule, jurors are not permitted to impeach their own verdict."
Id. at 574 (#76)
3. Juries/Impeachment of Verdict: Affidavits
of jurors are admissible to show what physically transpired, but not for proving
their mental processes, e.g., as to what effect an unanswered question had upon
the outcome of their deliberation. Id. at 575. (#76)
4. Juries/View: A jury view is discretionary.
Dep't of Hwys. v. Haapanen, 84 Nev. 722,
448 P.2d 703 (1968) (#45)
5. Juries/View: "The court in its discretion may allow
the jury to view the condemned property. NRS 16.100. The view is not evidence,
but may enable the jury to more fully appreciate the evidence received during
trial." (310) "Witnesses fully explained the change in the appearance of the surrounding
area." Eikelberger v. State ex rel.
Dep't Hwys., 83 Nev. 306, 310, 429 P.2d 555 (1967) (#39)
6. Juries/Voir dire: If the State asks whether the wealth
of the State might influence the jurors, the landowner may counter with a question
regarding federal participation. State
v. Shaddock, 75 Nev. 392, 344 P.2d 191 (1959) (#29)