Tag Archives: Twelve Angry Men; Bench trial

When is a trial not a trial? When there’s no jury.

We recently briefed a case where the judge came back from lunch and announced, “The Court has arrived at a verdict.  The verdict is –,” until the parties frantically stopped her. The trial hadn’t finished yet!  She apologized and sat … Continue reading

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