Jorgensen v. York Ice Machinery Corp.

160 F.2d 432, cert. denied, 332 U.S. 764 (2nd Cir. 1947)


This was a personal injury action that was dismissed based on the jury’s verdict. The jury was deadlocked at 7 to 5 for the defendant. The foreman of the jury had suffered a death in his family and asked to have the trial postponed for a day. That was denied. In deliberations, the jurors agreed to give the verdict to D in order to allow P to return home. They did so. P discovered this conduct and appealed the verdict requesting a new trial. The trial court denied the request.