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Summary: Nilgün Aykent Zahour analyzes the juror misconduct issues in Palma v. Rite Aid Corp., No. B280445, 2018 WL 3640482 (Cal. Ct. App. Aug. 1, 2018).  The issues we’re going to discuss are evidence of a juror’s personal experiences, factors used in rebutting the presumption of prejudice, a juror’s self-translation efforts, sleeping jurors, and jurors who would not deliberate.  

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Share SM JUROR podcast episodes & videos with your colleaguesShould a juror, who fell asleep several times during trial, be discharged for good cause?  You may be surprised. Watch SM JUROR’s video analysis of the juror misconduct issues in People v. Catalan, No. F070809, 2018 WL 3968918 (Cal. Ct. App. Aug. 20, 2018). Issues involve …

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Share SM JUROR podcast episodes & videos with your colleaguesWhen a juror falls asleep for two minutes during critical evidence that was material and possibly exculpatory, was there juror misconduct which prejudiced the defendant? You may be surprised. Watch SM JUROR’s video analysis of the juror misconduct issues in Fleming v. State, No. 09A05-1712-CR-2813, 2018 …

When a juror falls asleep for two minutes during critical evidence that was material and possibly exculpatory, was there juror misconduct which prejudiced the defendant? Read More »