Negotiations Over Post-Termination Commission Should Have Been Excluded Under Fed. R. Evid. 408, Holds Fourth Circuit

In Macsherry v. Sparrows Point, LLC, No. 19-1281 (4th Cir. Sept. 1, 2020), a $1 million judgment in favor of plaintiff is vacated when the panel holds that evidence of negotiations over a claimed commission payment constituted offers to compromise a claim under Fed. R. Evid. 408, and thus should not have been admitted intoContinue reading “Negotiations Over Post-Termination Commission Should Have Been Excluded Under Fed. R. Evid. 408, Holds Fourth Circuit”

Judge Did Not Err in Recalling Jury When Courtroom Deputy Announced That They “Made a Mistake” on the Verdict Form, Second Circuit Holds

In Emamian v. Rockefeller Univ., No. 19-127 (2d Cir. Aug. 19, 2020), the Second Circuit upholds a jury verdict over the defendant’s objection that a discharged jury should not have been recalled to continue deliberations and submit a new verdict form. After a six-week jury trial of a race and national-origin discrimination claim under theContinue reading “Judge Did Not Err in Recalling Jury When Courtroom Deputy Announced That They “Made a Mistake” on the Verdict Form, Second Circuit Holds”