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  • December 07, 2016, 04:29:01 PM

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Re: Jury Duty stories
« Reply #90 on: Today at 04:03:27 PM »
A friend of mine served like 3 months on a civil case. A man sued his employer for buying a piece of equipment that failed and disabled him that turned out to be so flawed it was recalled from the market due to injuries. The problem was that while yes, he had been permanently disabled (I don't remember exactly what his injuries were), the purchase was before the recall and, in fact, his accident was one of those that led to the recall. They found for the defendant and felt he should have sued the manufacturer.
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Re: Jury Duty stories
« Reply #91 on: Today at 04:10:00 PM »
My question: concerns location of jury duty. In my 1 and 2, both locations were far away and difficult to get to, costing more than the stipend (as well as time) that they allow. Why can't we do our civic duty at the closest location available?

I would imagine it's a case of different courts, different court locations. If you're called up by City Court A, they might be in Downtown City, but County Court B, even if it's in City, could be in a whole other area of City, etc. And if you live in City, which is in County, then you could be called to either one, even if City Court A location is much closer to you, and has better transit.

That's my guess.
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