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Striking a Jury Notice is Not Easy > Principles Reviewed

Further to last week’s blog on this case, in a motion brought at Trial, the plaintiff sought to strike the jury in Laudon v. Roberts (2007 Ontario Superior Court) and have the Trial proceed with Judge alone.

The basis was that during cross-examination of the plaintiff’s Mother, defence counsel sought to introduce irrelevant information that the plaintiff had been accused of a robbery in British Columbia, in two separate questions.  This exchange took place in front of the Jury.  The alleged robbery had nothing to do with the case at hand, which was an action for personal injuries arising from a boating accident in Ontario. … Continue Reading

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