TWO-ISSUE RULE

two-issue rule. The rule that if multiple issues were submitted to a trial jury and at least one of them is error-free, the appellate court should presume that the jury based its verdict on the proper issue — not on an erroneous one — and should therefore affirm the judgment. [Cases: Appeal and Error 1136. C.J.S. Appeal and Error §§ 714, 770, 826.]