Reversal Over Sacked Gay Juror To Guide Jury Selection

Law360, San Diego (January 21, 2014, 10:25 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit’s ruling Tuesday that Abbott Laboratories had improperly excluded a potential juror based on his sexual orientation in an antitrust fight with GlaxoSmithKline PLC over an HIV drug agreement marks another big win for gay rights and will serve as precedent in other disputes across the U.S. over jury selection, experts say.

The appeals court ordered a new trial, unanimously holding that GSK had shown a prima facie case of intentional discrimination when attorneys for Abbott struck a man from the jury pool after...
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