Posc-130g - Pre-Trial Proceedings Complaint Filed Nov 11...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

Pre-Trial Proceedings July 14 2006- Complaint Filed Nov. 11, 2006- Parties decide to go to a mediator; mediation date is scheduled for March 2, 2007 Among other things 1. Ardmore says “oh yeah.” Tell Choi that they did nothing wrong 2. Choi demands a jury trial 3. Ardmore formally addresses the complaint Feb. 28, 2007- Mediation is canceled by the parties July 11, 2007- Trial In between February and July: -Conferences between the parties and the judge -Choi amends the complaint; Ardmore had to re-respond -Both parties submit their own: list of witnesses, exhibits, proposed jury instructions, and response to proposed jury instructions. Tying this into Adversarial Legalism The process is dominated by formal procedure (complaints, document filings, etc) It takes a long time to get things done (as opposed to Bureaucratic Legalism) Bargaining in the shadow of the law (attempted mediation) Now the case goes to trial (choosing jurors)
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: -Need 12 jurors and a few alternates-Each side wants jurors that they feel will give them the best chances of winning the case.-Each side has a set number of peremptory challenges. Note: Watch Runaway Jury if you feel so inclined. Good movie. Examples of Jury Selection Lawyers (dismissed 3 lawyers consistently) Chemist (dismissed because of a personal endowment) Life Coach (dismissed because he held personal beliefs) Astrologer (dismissed because he believed in stars) Trial: What happened? A fire broke out in July 2005. To escape the fire, Choi jumped off a second story balcony Why did she sue? In addition to property damage, she sustained spinal injuries, believed to have been caused by the fall To find who was responsible for starting the fire, we must ask the experts. Look to the witnesses. Choi Choi’s neighbor Choi’s younger son and older son (none of these knew how the fire started)...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern