The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a juror's comments during trial deliberations can be used to show dishonesty during the jury selection process.
The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a juror’s comments during trial deliberations can be used to show dishonesty during the jury selection process.
The justices said Monday they will hear an appeal from a South Dakota man seriously injured in a motorcycle accident with a truck. He sued for negligence, but a jury returned a verdict for the truck owner.
A juror later revealed that another juror commented during deliberations that her daughter had been at fault in a similar case and a lawsuit against her daughter would have “ruined her life.”
The motorcyclist sought a new trial, saying the juror was dishonest during the jury selection process when she claimed she could be impartial.
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The district court denied the new trial motion and an appeals court agreed.