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: The Florida Jury Selection Blog

Voir Dire and Comparative Fault

By Robert W. Kelley, Esq.

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Last week, in Algie v. Lennar Corp., the 4th District Court of Appeal reversed a defense verdict in a slip and fall case.A jurorhadtold the lawyers during jury selection that although he wouldn’t have any problem “serving fairly” if chosen, he believed that in every slip and fall case the person who slips and falls is at least partially responsible. The juror said this would factor into his decision in the case and would be somethingthe plaintiff would have to overcome in order to prevail.

Referring back totheseminalSupreme Court decisionof Singer v. State, 109 So.2d 7 (Fla 1959), and its progeny, the court observed that although the juror in this case subsequently stated he believed he could be fair, the juror never recanted or receded from his earlier expressed view. The court held that any “ambiguities or uncertainties” concerning a juror’s impartiality must be resolved in favor of excusing the juror. Therefore, the defense verdict was reversed.

Full post as published by The Florida Jury Selection Blog on November 19, 2007 (boomark / email).

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