One Angry Man

A juror gives an inside account of why the Tyco trial fell apart

The dust has barely settled since the Tyco jury was sent home after a mistrial was declared. I was Juror No. 11, and I'm not at all sure how I feel. Numb, mostly. Disappointed. Angry. Could I really have just spent six months of my life on one of the signature corporate-fraud cases of the Wall Street bubble only to have the judge rule that it must be started again from scratch, like some do-over in a childhood kickball game? How did it come to this?

I wasn't sure what to expect back on Sept. 29 when potential jurors shuttled across...

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