Dewey Jurors Stuck In Mud, But Judge Has Little Recourse

Law360, New York (September 29, 2015, 6:27 PM EDT) -- Jurors in the Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP trial appeared hopelessly confused Tuesday after sending a note requesting a definition of "deliberations" and asking what their "job" was, but experts said the judge has few options to get the panel out of its rut.

The bewildered note by the 12-member jury raised the specter of a possible mistrial in the Manhattan district attorney's case against former former Dewey Chairman Steven Davis, Executive Director Stephen DiCarmine and Chief Financial Officer Joel Sanders. The defendants are accused of participating in a scheme to cook Dewey's books before the firm went bankrupt.

On Monday, the...

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