Judge Passionately Defends Juries In Denying Instant Wins

Law360 (December 11, 2018, 11:47 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts federal judge unleashed a Seventh Amendment polemic Tuesday against five separate motions for summary judgment in a complicated suit over a grave injury to a farmworker, saying that to bar a jury from deciding whether to put a private equity firm on the hook for damages would evince "an unabashed retreat from the magnificent vision of the founders."

U.S. District Judge William Young, sitting by designation in North Dakota in the case over an injury to a farmworker caused by a potato harvesting machine, took the impassioned stand in a memorandum explaining his denial of no fewer than five...

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