Colorado Court: Denial Of Right To Excuse Juror Not Basis For Automatic Reversal

(February 23, 2016, 9:32 AM EST) -- DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court in a Feb. 8 divided opinion ruled that a trial court’s denial of a plaintiff’s right to use a peremptory challenge to excuse a juror was not a basis for automatic reversal, reversing an appellate court’s ruling in a personal injury case and remanding for a determination of whether the error “substantially influenced the outcome of the case in accordance with the civil harmless error rule” under Colorado Rule of Civil Procedure 61 (Laura A. Newman, LLC d/b/a Herb's and...
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