Juries

861 ABA Journal Juries articles.

Media Execs Arrested for Revealing Grand Jury Subpoenas

Updated: Two executives who founded an alternative weekly newspaper were arrested last night for publishing a story in The Phoenix New Times that revealed grand jury secrets.

They were released…

Reluctant Juror Jailed for Message to Court Officials

A reluctant juror in Michigan has been jailed after he sent court officials a note telling them what he thought of their third jury summons.

“I didn’t sign up for…

Jury Rights Wrong Wyeth Verdict

A Nevada jury that withdrew nearly $100 million in a compensatory verdict for plaintiffs who took Prempro and Premarin has now awarded about that much in punitive damages.

Jurors yesterday…

GA Jury Finds Hold-Up Note, Convicts

A Georgia jury convicted an attempted bank robbery suspect, after discovering in evidence the impression of a hold-up note that the prosecution missed.

Both a blank notebook, which contained the…

Oops! Jurors Revise $100M Wyeth Award

Nevada jurors confessed they made a mistake in setting compensatory damages against the maker of Premarin and Prempro, hormone replacement drugs alleged to have caused breast cancer in three women.

Man Accused of Shooting Divorce Judge Gets New Venue

After three days of unsuccessful jury selection, a judge in Nevada has ordered a venue change in the case of a man accused of killing his estranged wife and shooting…

Stubborn Juror Won’t Vote

“What do we do when a juror refuses to vote?”

That was the handwritten note submitted yesterday to the federal judge overseeing the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing case, the…

Small Firm, Big Litigation

In more than 30 years of mass torts practice, Mark Robinson has helped his small Calfornia law firm make a big mark.

Founded in 1978 after Robinson won a $128…

Mistrial as Phil Spector Jury Deadlocks

Updated: A mistrial has been declared in the second-degree murder trial of Phil Spector, after the judge polled the jury, who all agreed they were deadlocked.

The foreman said the…

Phil Spector Jury Still Deliberating

The jury in the Phil Spector case is still deliberating, more than two weeks after it began considering a second-degree murder charge against the famed music producer.

The nine-man, three-woman…

Dress for Jury Success: Less is More

Red suits for women and pink shirts for men may make powerful fashion statements. But when lawyers are appearing before juries, they’re fashion statements that should be avoided, along with…

Spector Judge Does About-Face

The judge in the murder trial of music producer Phil Spector has agreed to revoke a jury instruction requiring prosecutors to prove the record producer held the gun that fired…

Spector Jurors Say They’re Deadlocked

A week after deliberations began, jurors in Phil Spector’s second-degree murder trial say they can’t agree on a resolution.

But although the panel reports it’s divided almost equally between those…

Hearing Transcripts to Go Online

The policy-making arm of the nation’s federal courts voted today to make it easier for both lawyers and the public to access court materials.

For lawyers, the big news is…

Hazing Grand Jury Showed Independent Streak

Were the charges against two administrators charged in the hazing death of a Rider University student a case of a runaway grand jury?

An assistant prosecutor had tried to steer…

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