546.16 VERDICT, WHEN RECEIVED; CORRECTING SAME; POLLING JURY.
While the jury are absent the court may adjourn from time to time, in respect to other
business, but it shall be considered open, for all purposes connected with the cause submitted,
until a verdict is rendered or the jury discharged. A final adjournment shall discharge the jury.
Before the verdict is recorded either party may require the jury to be polled, whereupon the court
administrator shall ask if each juror's verdict is the same as the announced verdict. If any answer
in the negative, the jury shall be sent out for further deliberation. If the verdict be defective in form
or insufficient, it may be corrected under the advice of the court, or the jury may be again sent out.
History: (9300) RL s 4176; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 82