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Re: Rudy on Jury Duty: L&T negligence case: the AP version

Posted by Anna on August 31, 1999 at 14:06:02:

In Reply to: Rudy on Jury Duty: L&T negligence case posted by Anna on August 31, 1999 at 12:58:42:

: excerpt from NYTimes (URL will work only for today, you must register for free first)


: Court Surprise: Giuliani Picked as
: Juror No.1


: In the suit, Johnson contends that he was scalded in a
: shower in his apartment at 135th Street and Madison
: Avenue on Feb. 16, 1995, as a result of a "defective,
: hazardous and unsafe" hot water system and
: "negligence" by the landlord. Johnson seeks $6 million
: in damages, and his wife $1 million for the loss of her
: husband's services.

: No reporters were present for the voir dire, but people
: who were present said the Mayor was asked whether
: he was a landlord or a tenant. It was unclear what
: answer he gave, but he might have noted that he owns
: an apartment on the Upper East Side and is a tenant
: at Gracie Mansion.

another excerpt:

It was anybody's guess why the lawyers for both sides
agreed to seat Giuliani, rather that exclude him for
some specified cause or by using one of several
peremptory challenges that need not be explained.

"It is strange that both sides would take him," former
Mayor Edward I. Koch said when asked about it.
"There is no doubt that, his personality being what it is,
you'd fear putting someone like him on. This is no
longer what six people think. It's what Giuliani thinks.
That's gonna be a major problem.

maybe both sides wanted to keep him occupied and away from his Charter Revision...

the A P version:

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