Posted May 22, 2013 05:25 pm CDT
Candy is dandy, but only if it isn’t apparent to the jurors who brought it to court.
After peppermints were handed out to jurors this week at the Los Angeles trial of a civil case over alleged liability of a concert promoter for Michael Jackson’s death, a lawyer for the opposing side complained that the concert promoter could get an edge if the jury found out the company gave the sweets to a bailiff to hand out to them, CNN reports.
However, no new litigation will be required to resolve the issue. It was agreed that candy will be given to the bailiff when the jury is not in the courtroom to prevent any unfair prejudice.
ABAJournal.com: “Big-bucks jury question: Did concert promoter select or supervise Michael Jackson’s personal doctor?”