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Subject:  Re: The Cost Basis Crisis Date:  7/13/2006  3:57 AM
Author:  ErinKG Number:  87771 of 127549

It sounds like this case was so significantly mishandled that the guy would easily receive a new trial if he got a decent lawyer to appeal it. If your conscience is bothering you, call up your local chapter of legal aid and see if they are interested in taking this guy's case.

Why do you think this? I don't really see any mishandling by the judicial system. Perhaps the jury got a little out of hand, but 6 jurors is not uncommon and the judge can't control the fact that a juror gave misinformation in the jury room unless informed of such. Perhaps the defendant could get a new trial due to jury misconduct or something (although, I'm not sure about this), but I don't think the case was mishandled.
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