Regrettably, we have been unable to settle your case. The final resort is to go to trial and let the jury decide what is the fair value of your case.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE, I.E. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS?
Typically, the schedule of events in a jury trial before Judge is as follows:
The jury selection process includes questioning by the judge and then the attorneys for all of the parties. This is called “Voir Dire.” During the jury selection process, jurors may be excused on the basis of a “challenge for cause,” which means that the juror has indicated that there is some legal basis that would disqualify the jury.
After the jury questioning, each party is allowed to strike to jurors without having to give any reason for doing so. The remaining jurors then will be formally “seated” on the jury panel that will listen to the evidence and decide the case.
Jury Deliberation. The jury is then sent to the jury room for “deliberation,” a term that simply refers to the process of making the decision and arriving at the answers that they place on the special verdict. During the first 6 hours, the verdict must be unanimous. After six hours of deliberation, the verdict can be reached by all but one dissenting juror. The special verdict form is then presented to the judge. The parties and the other attorneys are not required to remain during the jury deliberation process and typically do not. The judge or his courtroom personnel will then call the attorneys for the respective parties and advise them of the jury’s decision.