Defense Verdict in Illinois

I wrote last week about the re-trial of a medical malpractice case in Illinois that discussed the issue of juror misconduct. You can find the article on the verdict here.

After that post, the jury reached a defense verdict after about two hours of deliberation.
It is hard to win a case you have already lost on juror misconduct because unless the lawyers dramatically alter their strategy, a pretty good “focus group” has already given their opinion on the case.