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Summary: In Episode #26 of the SM JUROR Podcast, Juror Misconduct Law in Review, Attorney Nilgün Aykent Zahour analyzes the juror misconduct issues in Unit Drilling Co. v. Gilmore, No. 13-17-00594-CV, 2019 WL 5089763 (Tex. App. Oct. 10, 2019). Issue: Does the jury’s inadvertent consideration of the defendant’s insurance policy result in prejudicial juror misconduct?

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Share SM JUROR podcast episodes & videos with your colleaguesIf the trial court sua sponte declares a mistrial due to a juror’s internet research of legal terms, does double jeopardy bar a retrial on the same charges? You may be surprised. Watch SM JUROR’s video analysis of the juror misconduct issues in Granada-Ruiz v. Eighth …

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