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 April 21st-25th 2014
Monday April 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 April 22nd David Ickes Wednesday April 23rd Barry Ickes Thursday April...
Read More
Dial N Deal - April 18th 2014
GPX Karaoke Party Machine with CD and G&CD player, professional microphone and other features, $79.99 new, newver used, new-in-box - $50 Gibson Imperial Dinnerware Set 16-piece, porcelain, never used, new-in-box $25 Samuel, Altoona...
Read More
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics April 11th-18th 2014
Monday April 14th Dr. Gabe Mirkin Dr. Mirkin.com Dr. Gabe Mirkin on Fitness & Health Facebook page Dr. Mirkin on Twitter Tuesday April 15th David Ickes Wednesday April 16th Thursday April 17th Adam Conrad - Real...
Read More