(735 ILCS 5/2-1201)
(from Ch. 110, par. 2-1201)
Return of verdict - Separate counts - Defective or unproved
(a) It is sufficient for the jury to pronounce its verdict by
its foreman in open court, without reducing it to writing, if it is a
general verdict. The clerk shall enter it in form, under the direction
of the court.
(b) Promptly upon the return of a verdict, the court shall enter
(c) If there are several counts in a complaint, counterclaim or
third-party complaint based on different claims upon which separate
recoveries might be had, the court shall, on the motion of any party,
direct the jury to find a separate verdict upon each claim.
(d) If several grounds of recovery are pleaded in support of the
same claim, whether in the same or different counts, an entire verdict
rendered for that claim shall not be set aside or reversed for the
reason that any ground is defective, if one or more of the grounds is
sufficient to sustain the verdict; nor shall the verdict be set aside or
reversed for the reason that the evidence in support of any ground is
insufficient to sustain a recovery thereon, unless before the case was
submitted to the jury a motion was made to withdraw that ground from the
jury on account of insufficient evidence and it appears that the denial
of the motion was prejudicial.
(Source: P.A. 83-707.)