ADVERTISEMENT

Jury Panels Tough To Fill In Blair County



A civil trial in Blair County Court has been canceled because of lack of jurors.
 
John Bankert v. Consolidated Rail Corp./ Norfolk Southern Railway Inc., was scheduled to start Tuesday but of 250 potential jurors called, only 42 responded with many having a connection to the parties involved.
 
Jury selection for the trial will probably be tried once again in November or December.
 
Filling jury panels isn’t a new problem in Blair County. In January 2009 there were over 100 no-shows on a jury selection day.
 
Judges have the ability to levy $500 fines and 10 days in jail for anyone ignoring a jury selection summons for a second time.


Filed Under :  
Topics : Business_FinanceLaw_Crime
Social :
Locations : Blair County
People : John Bankert
A   A   A
 
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics - July 21st-25th 2014
Monday July 21st James B. Huntington, PH.D Choosing a Lasting Career The Job-by-Job Outlook for Work's New Age Work's New Age Blog Tuesday July 22nd David Ickes Wednesday July 23rd including "Weird Al" Yankovic on his new...
Read More
Dial N Deal - Friday July 18th 2014
Peavey Electric Guitar Six-string, lead guitar, with mini-amp, guitar stand - $100 FIRM Mark, Altoona SOLD Moving Sale Saturday July 19th 9am - 4 pm 1108 Holliday Hills Drive, Hollidaysburg Nice furniture and a few other items Large...
Read More
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics - July 14th-18th 2014
Monday July 14th Dr. Gabe Mirkin Dr. Mirkin.com Dr. Gabe Mirkin on Fitness & Health Facebook page Dr. Mirkin on Twitter Tuesday July 15th David Ickes Wednesday June 11th including Blair County Strikes Back at Autism Friday...
Read More