A new trial was required on plaintiff’s promissory fraud claim due to inconsistent special verdicts. The jury had found that the individual defendant did not commit fraud while the corporate defendant did. Since the corporation had made promises to plaintiff only through the individual defendant’s communications with him, the two verdicts were inconsistent. When special verdicts are inconsistent, the court cannot reconcile them, as it can when the jury returns a general verdict with special questions. So a new trial was required.