No. 668, Docket 89-7699.

896 F.2d 691 (1990)

Luis M. RIVERA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Evangelio LA PORTE, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided February 16, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Irving Anolik, New York City, for defendant-appellant.

Eugene N. Harley, New York City (Levy, Gutman, Goldberg & Kaplan, New York City, on the brief), for plaintiff-appellee.

Before MESKILL and NEWMAN, Circuit Judges, and POLLACK, Senior District Judge.

JON O. NEWMAN, Circuit Judge:

This appeal presents the apparently novel issue of whether a jury's report of a deadlock on some counts of a complaint in a civil suit may be relied upon to demonstrate an inconsistency with verdicts returned on other counts. The appeal also reveals the hazards of submitting cases of more than minimal complexity to a jury without a written form calling for either special verdicts or answers to interrogatories.

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