Questions tagged [jury]

A panel of "peers" (often of 12) selected from the citizenry that acts as a "trier of fact" in a court case.

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How would the court handle a situation where evidence could be provided that presents minor justification but would take extensive time to present

Imagine a court case where an argument for a defendant could be made that is judged to give them only a very slight increased chance of being found innocent, but would take a disproportionately large ...
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Is there a time limit on claiming loss of earnings for Jury Duty?

Short version Are there limits on how long after serving on jury duty I can make a loss of earnings claim? Background I was serving on a jury from 17th to 21st of February this year. During that ...
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How is a bench trial simpler, or less costly than a jury trial?

My understanding is that a bench trial is one in which there is no jury because the judge is allowed to be a finder of fact as well as a finder of law. In a particular tort case, the facts are fairly ...
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Lower jury award if sue company and individual vs just company?

Do juries tend to award less damages if a Plaintiff sues an individual and his/her employer vs. just the employer? In other words should the potential sympathy a jury has for the individual influence ...