2nd Circ. Tosses Verdict Over Jury Selection Bias Allegation

Law360, Los Angeles (May 24, 2016, 8:48 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Tuesday ordered a new trial in state court for a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit brought by the son of a woman who fell from a train station platform, saying a New York federal judge failed to properly consider the plaintiff's allegations of racial bias in jury selection.

The three-judge appellate panel in a summary order found that the trial court erred in denying plaintiff Chan Young Bak's challenge to a juror's dismissal under the U.S. Supreme Court's 1986 decision in Batson v. Kentucky, which forbids the use of peremptory challenges to exclude jurors for racial reasons....

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