speculation does not prove juror misconduct

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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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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 Monroe v. City of Seattle, No. 76478-1-I, 2018 WL 3738995 (Wash. Ct. App. Aug. 6, 2018).  The issues we’re going to discuss are suspected juror misconduct and the burden of proof, a juror’s change of mind, the jury’s collective thought processes and speculation.

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Share SM JUROR podcast episodes & videos with your colleaguesThe following is SM JUROR’s slideshare analysis of Larkin v. George, 2016 IL App (1st) 152209, 65 N.E.3d 1002.