Can a juror’s nondisclosure of information during voir dire lead to a mistrial?

The following is SM JUROR’s slideshare analysis of Kogan v. Israel, No. 4D15-1848, 2017 WL 362581 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. Jan. 25, 2017).

In this case during voir dire, jurors were specifically asked questions concerning their views of law enforcement to determine whether they had any biases towards law enforcement. Despite being specifically asked about her family’s arrest history on the jury questionnaire and during voir dire, Juror 3 failed to disclose that her son had been arrested.

The appellate court reviewed the three part test to determine whether a juror’s nondisclosure of information during voir dire warranted a new trial. In its analysis, the court defined what a material nondisclosure was.  View our slideshare to see how the appellate court handled the juror misconduct issue.

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