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Judge orders mutual disclosure of mock trial or focus group and in camera inspection of participants
January 18, 2017 1:09 PM
Here's an interesting ruling regarding mock trials and focus groups in an active case:
The court ordered the parties to disclose the identities of the participants in any mock trial or focus group prior to jury selection. "The parties are notified that if either party intends to conduct mock trials, focus groups, or similar studies in preparation for trial, the party who commissions such a study shall retain, to the extent practicable, the name and address of each participant in the study. Any party who commissions such a study shall advise the other party to the case, as well as the court, in writing, that such a study occurred. . . . Upon receipt of any jury list, the party who commissioned the study shall immediately cross-reference the jury list with the identities of the participants and advise the other party and the court of any prospective juror who participated in any study. Before jury selection, the party who commissioned the study shall provide the names and addresses of all participants in the study to the court in camera."
3rd Eye Surveillance, LLC v. The City of Fort Worth, Texas
, 6-14-cv-00725 (TXED January 13, 2017, Order) (Love, MJ)
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