evidentiary hearing

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Summary: Nilgün Aykent Zahour analyzes the juror misconduct issues in Daley v. J.B. Hunt Transp., Inc., 187 Conn. App. 587, 203 A.3d 635 (2019). The issue we’re going to discuss is whether the trial court erred in declining to conduct a post-verdict evidentiary hearing to determine whether a juror, who suffered memory gaps with possible Alzheimer’s disease, was competent to serve on the jury.

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Summary:  Nilgün Aykent Zahour analyzes the juror misconduct issues in the case of People v. Bohl, 2018 COA 152, decided on November 1, 2018.  The issues we’re going to discuss are the denial of a motion to access juror contact information to prove juror misconduct after an evidentiary hearing, text messages between a juror’s wife and an attorney which reveal a juror performed outside research, and the finding that a timeline of events is not extraneous evidence.

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Summary: Nilgün Aykent Zahour analyzes the juror misconduct issues in the case of State v. Jenkins, 422 P.3d 72 (Kan. 2018).  The issues we’re going to discuss are a juror’s gifts to the prosecutor, a juror’s romantic feelings towards an attorney, the use of an evidentiary hearing to determine whether or not there was juror misconduct, and the timing of the alleged juror misconduct.

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Share SM JUROR podcast episodes & videos with your colleaguesThe following is SM JUROR’s slideshare analysis of Larsen v. Union Pac. R.R. Co., 503 S.W.3d 213 (Mo. Ct. App. 2016),