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Jury Duty? No Thanks, Say Many, Forcing Trials to be Delayed

HARTFORD, Conn. — Jury duty notices have set Nicholas Philbrook’s home on edge with worries about him contracting the coronavirus and passing it on to his father-in-law, a cancer survivor with diabetes in his mid-70s who is at higher risk …

Bayer Asks California Court to Reverse $86M Roundup Cancer Verdict

Bayer AG has asked a California appeals court to overturn an $86 million verdict that found it was responsible for a couple’s cancer caused by its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup. In a Friday night filing with the California First District …

Judges Crack Down on People who Snub Jury Duty

Elsie Mathews entered the cavernous 16th-floor courtroom of Oregon’s chief federal judge, sat down at a table in front of the bench and waited. She arrived in her white Metro West ambulance shirt and blue pants, expecting others to show. …

Mock Adjuster Deposition Highlights Commonly Asked Questions

“Evidence is anything that a juror wants it to be,” according to Franklin D. Patterson, a Colorado-based trial attorney. Everything that is going on in that court room is part of the evidence, he said. While evidence can be everything …

Technology Brings Headaches, Help to Washington Courtrooms

New technology is bringing both headaches and help to Washington courtrooms. The Tri-City Herald reports jurors are repeatedly reminded not to do any research on their smartphones or computers in the middle of a trial. But that hasn’t stopped some …