Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Jury Duty: Part Duce

I went into the court room for jury selection. I wasn't even called to be questioned. I wouldn't have minded if I was.

The case was about a guy suing a ski company (his prior employer) for injuries sustained by using their equipment. He went over a bump, fell and got hurt because one of his skis didn't fall off like it was supposed to. They estimated the case would take about 8 days.

I'm already biased. 'Skiing is a risk. You knew that as soon as you strap on those skis. Deal with it.'

The judge was asking interesting questions to the jurors for selection.
  • Education level
  • Do you ski? Were you ever injured skiing?
  • What bumper stickers do you have on your car?
  • Favorite TV show? Favorite reading material?
  • Do you have an opinion on the amount of injury lawsuits in the legal system (Yes, I do!)
Finally the 8 jurors were selected for the trial and we were excused. But not for the day. I'm still back in the jury selection room waiting for the day to end.

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