Monday, September 26, 2016

JURY DUTY - THIRD WEEK

Art by Robert Carter


Closing arguments this morning. My mind is exhausted. I have no brain cells left with which to say anything coherent.

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  1. Three weeks? You poor thing! You'll need a vacation after all that.

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    1. It's finally over, Stacy. I DO need a vacation. That was one of the most exhausting things I've done in a long time. I hope I am never personally involved in a lawsuit. Although the plaintiff won on all counts, I don't believe the award was sufficient for the 10+ year trauma they suffered. Three of us argued for more than five hours for a better settlement, but were at a stalemate and didn't want to go into a mistrial.

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  2. Oh my! I'm so, so sorry. Perhaps this will be fodder for future stories?

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    1. Yes, Liz, I have a lot I can use for stories, but I think I will let it sit for a while so I don't run the risk of being sued. ;-) After watching the justice system in action, I know I NEVER want to be involved in a lawsuit. It was a little unnerving to know the plaintiffs won and yet they lost. It haunted me all night. I need to let it go and move on. I'll revisit it later when I don't feel so personally involved.

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  3. That picture sums it up. At least it's over now!!!

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    1. I thought so too. And, yes it's finally over. YAY!!

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  4. I've never served on a jury and hope I never do. I was once involved in a lawsuit and was deposed. It was a nightmare. So stressful, and it didn't yield the results it should have done.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I agree, Janie. I hope I never have to be involved in a trial lawsuit. I also hope I never again have to serve on a jury. To get twelve people to agree is nearly impossible. I don't think anyone was pleased with the results. I wasn't, but we had to reach a unanimous decision so everyone made concessions. It was very stressful for me as a juror. I can't imagine how the litigants felt.

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  5. Wow - I was on a very small civil case that lasted one day. Everyone took it seriously and we did manage to agree. Jury duty is hard work. Good for you.

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    1. It was mentally exhausting. It's difficult for me to sit still for hours at a time without throwing in detailed boring information that I need to absorb and sort through. Jury duty is a very serious assignment that affects the lives of others. I didn't like that responsibility and hope I never have to do it again.

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