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August 6, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Brouwer v Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals

Brouwer filed a notice of intent to sue Hospitals and other medical providers for malpractice. She did not file an expert affidavit arguing her allergic reaction to latex was within common knowledge. 566 more words

July 16, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

In the Interest of Steven W.

Steven W. challenged his delinquency adjudication arguing his right to jury trial was violated. The Court affirmed. It held there is no federal constitutional right to a jury in delinquency proceedings as the United States Supreme Court has so declared. 1,053 more words

April 30, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Carter

On remand, the district court rejected Carter’s 2nd Amendment challenge to 18 USC 922(g)(3) which bans firearm possession by drug abusers. The panel affirmed holding the evidence presented in including studies showing a correlation between marijuana use and violence and commonsense arguments such as the fact that drug users steal to finance their drug use, were sufficient to sustain (g)(3) form Carter’s challenge. 363 more words

No Juvenile Jury Trials, But Right to a Jury Trial for Damage Caused by a Stray Animal?

In researching an article, I found a statute about stray animals and jury trials.  The legislature has determined that a fight over a stray animal and a fence is worthy of a jury trial, but, as noted in a… 336 more words

Indiana

Juries in civil and criminal trials must be composed of at least six people

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Good morning:

Trained Observer asked the following question recently in a comment to the clarification-and-apology thread:

Is it typical for federal civil trial juries to be composed of 10?

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Right To Jury Trial

Civil settlements are for sissies

In a previous post, I wrote about the death of civil jury trials.   I noted that rational people frequently opt for mediation or some other form of dispute resolution in lieu of proceeding to federal court.   474 more words