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September 3, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
A U.S. appeals court threw out a jury verdict that found Ford Motor Co. wasn't liable for the death of a woman in an Explorer rollover accident and ordered a new trial. The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta reversed the jury's decision last month. A three-judge panel concluded that the judge who presided over the trial in 2003 gave improper instructions to the jury and shouldn't have allowed Ford to introduce evidence on other rollover accidents.
April 3, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal jury deadlocked over charges that three men carried out bombings and bank robberies in the Spokane area, but convicted them of lesser offenses. The jury did not reach a verdict on charges related to the bombing of a Planned Parenthood office and a newspaper, and a bank robbery and bombing. Robert Berry, Verne Jay Merrell and Charles Barbee were convicted of conspiracy, interstate transportation of stolen vehicles and possession of hand grenades in another incident.
March 24, 1993
Declaring that teachers have a key role in minimizing conflicts and misunderstandings that may arise when the Rodney G. King civil rights trial ends, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony has urged U.S. District Judge John G. Davies to announce the verdicts when students are in school. Mahony, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles, said the best time to release the verdicts would be between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. when all public and private schools are in session.
November 13, 2008 | Jack Leonard
Jurors deliberating in the rape trial of fashion designer Anand Jon told the court Wednesday they had reached verdicts on some of the 23 charges he faces, authorities said. Superior Court Judge David S. Wesley told the panel to keep deliberating but said he would read their verdicts this afternoon, said district attorney's spokeswoman Jane Robison. The announcement follows Wesley's decision earlier this week to deny prosecutors' request to replace a juror who fellow panelists accused of failing to properly deliberate and discuss evidence in the case.
October 9, 1996
A federal jury sent out word Tuesday that it has reached verdicts on 21 criminal counts in the political corruption trial of former Compton City Councilwoman Patricia Moore. After five days of deliberations, the jury indicated that it was deadlocked on four other counts against Moore. There was no indication which way the jurors had voted and they quit for the day before a decision could be made on whether to announce the verdicts or send the panel back to deliberate on the remaining charges. U.
August 9, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A dog track and two former executives were found guilty in Worcester of conspiring to bribe the speaker of the Rhode Island House with up to $4 million to arrange support for allowing more slot machines at the track. No bribe was paid, and the House speaker was not charged.
March 3, 2007 | From Reuters
Jurors in New Jersey found that Merck & Co. failed to provide adequate warnings about health risks tied to its withdrawn arthritis drug Vioxx in one case, but they decided that it gave adequate warning in another in two suits tried simultaneously.
October 30, 1995 | Associated Press
In his first public appearance since O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder charges, prosecutor Christopher A. Darden asked that people reject criticism that the verdict was based on race. "There was a lot more to that verdict than you know," Darden told an audience of 750 at the University of Miami Law School. "I am not about to call this a race-based verdict." Darden said that bad experiences with police made jurors more willing to acquit.
October 5, 1995
The O.J. Simpson case was the latest in a string of setbacks for the L.A. County district attorney's office. Some others: --In 1994, separate juries deadlocked in the trials of Lyle and Erik Menendez, who admitted killing their parents inside their Beverly Hills home. The brothers said they feared their parents were about to kill them after years of abuse. The brothers are being retried.
In a finding that indicates less of a racially tinged reaction to the O.J. Simpson verdicts than many might expect, a large majority of Americans do not appear to believe that the racial makeup of the juries was the key factor explaining why Simpson won his criminal trial but lost his civil case, a new Los Angeles Times poll has found. Blacks and whites do continue to express different views about the verdicts, the poll found.
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