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Warger v. Shauers
Citation:135 S.Ct. 521 (2014)
Warger (plaintiff) and Shauers (defendant) were involved in a highway collision that resulted in the loss of Warger’s leg. Warger sued Shauers for negligence and sought to recover medical expenses, permanent disability, and other losses. After the jury entered a verdict for Shauers, a juror told Warger’s counsel that the foreperson said her daughter had been at fault in a fatal car accident and that her life would have been ruined if she was sued. The trial judge denied Warger’s motion for a new trial, holding that Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b) barred admission of the foreperson’s statements during deliberation.
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