All of the decision rules for juries in state courts, deciding civil cases, are what may be characterized as “two way” rules. Whatever consensus is required to secure a favorable verdict applies to all parties to the litigation. The governing decision rule varies from 2/3 in three states, to a supermajority of 5/6 or 3/4 in a majority of states, to unanimity in a minority of states. Thus, in the usual twelve person jury, in the various states, from eight to twelve jurors must concur for a verdict to be returned. If neither side is supported by a sufficient number of jurors to satisfy the decision rule, the jury “hangs”: No verdict is rendered and the case may be retried one or more times.