Ohio Counties Want Unvaxxed Jurors Out Of Opioid MDL Trial
By Melissa Angell (September 21, 2021, 9:34 PM EDT) -- Two Ohio counties involved in an upcoming bellwether trial against pharmacies in sprawling multidistrict opioid litigation asked an Ohio federal judge on Tuesday to exclude nearly 40 potential jurors who are not vaccinated against COVID-19, saying that allowing unvaccinated jurors to serve on the jury would be likely to disrupt the trial.
Counsel representing the two Ohio counties, Trumbull and Lake, urged U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster to bar 39 potential jurors from the jury pool who indicated on a questionnaire that they are not vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The attorneys emphasized that having people who are unvaccinated serve on...
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