Skip to comments.The science of asbestos: The arguments for juries
Posted on 10/31/2011 3:02:02 PM PDT by Miami Vice
With so much at stake for businesses weighted down by litigation costs, can juries in asbestos cases be trusted to render fair and just verdicts?
While there is general agreement on some pieces of the scientific puzzle - for example there's no dispute that amphibole fibers cause mesothelioma - there are differences among highly regarded scientists about the effects of chrysotile fibers.
Two Philadelphia lawyers, one a plaintiffs attorney the other a defense attorney, were asked how they address asbestos science in the courtroom.
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I agree. Even so, all too many juries are composed of people who had nothing better to do, or who couldn't get out of jury duty. Even for people for whom it would be a sacrifice, I think it's important to serve on a jury.
How's this for a slogan: "Raise the average quality of juries. Serve on one."
I like that ...
I reported for jury duty for my required week. I was interviewed for six juries. I was never asked more than two or three questions before being dismissed.
That's the way it seems to work for me, too. I was once selected for jury duty, but they kept postponing the trial, and I eventually moved out of town. I've never been called since.
I actually wanted to serve on that jury. I'd been the ranking officer on a court martial once (enlisted man caught in a drug bust), and I wanted to compare a civilian jury with a court martial.
My wife was called to serve on a jury, but somehow they overlook me.
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