Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Jurors Asking Questions

In some courts, jurors may ask questions of witnesses. What should a lawyer do if the other side's expert uses the question as an opportunity to hold forth on a range of topics (some outside his or her expertise)? If the lawyer objects, will the jurors get mad or think they're being deprived information they want to hear? When Jurors Run the Show, N.J.L.J., April 4, 2006 (Law.com), discusses the issue, drawing from an example in the recent Vioxx trial in Atlantic City.

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