Civil Procedure Keyed to Cound
Peterson v. Wilson
Plaintiff filed suit in district court after he was fired as grant director at TSU. He claimed that his property interest in his employment at TSU was damaged when he was arbitrarily and capriciously terminated. The jury found for Plaintiff. Four months later, the district granted a new trial, not for insufficient evidence, but instead based on comments the jurors made to the court after returning the verdict. The court concluded that the jury had “completely disregarded the Court’s instructions.”
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