In conducting the voir dire examination for the trial of Bill Allen v. Laiden Trucking Company, Allen’s attorney, Jan Heisman, got the following response from a prospective juror: Heisman: “ Have you been reading the newspaper accounts or listened to any news reports about the accident in question?” Juror: “Yes. After reading and listening to the reports, I felt that Allen should assume much of the responsibility for the accident.” What step should Heisman take at this time to protect Allen from this prospective juror?
Answer to relevant QuestionsCan Heisman, as attorney for Bill Allen, request that a juror be dismissed simply because Heisman has the feeling that this juror will be detrimental to Allen’s case? Compare the burden of proof required in a civil case mentioned in this chapter with the burden of proof required in a criminal case as mentioned in Chapter 3. Why do you think a higher burden of proof is required in a ...Tankel started a lawn- cutting service business. He randomly selected names from the phone book and sent notices to these individuals stating that he agreed to cut their lawns based on lawn size plus a 15 percent profit. He ...O’Mally offers to sell her townhouse to Doctor for $ 200,000. Doctor asks her if she would be willing to accept $ 175,000. Is Doctor’s offer considered a counteroffer? MacDonald Group is the managing general partner of Fresno Fashion Square, a shopping mall in Fresno, California. The regional mall has several major tenants as well as smaller stores such as Edmond’s of Fresno, a jeweler. ...
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