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Subject:  Re: The Cost Basis Crisis Date:  7/4/2006  10:27 AM
Author:  JeanDavid Number:  87680 of 123001

I always thought that criminal cases you needed to be beyond a reasonable doubt, and with civil cases you simply need to have a preponderance of evidence.

I thought so, too. The law saw this as such a trivial case that the jury consisted of only 6 jurors, not the usual 12. But the defendent was accused of robbery for which the sentence could be from 5 to 7 years in jail. I would call anything that resulted in a prison term for other than contempt of court a criminal case.

But IMAO, it makes no difference in the