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November 28, 2013

  • 388 Trial
  • 388VIII Custody, Conduct, and Deliberations of Jury
  • 388k303 k. Separation.

388 TrialWhere, in an action on a fire policy, all of the members of the jury lived outside the city where the fire occurred and the trial was held, a verdict was not vitiated by the court’s permitting the jury, in the absence of counsel, to separate after the case had been submitted to them, and go to their homes for Thanksgiving Day; no misconduct, improper influence, or prejudice on the part of any member of the jury during the separation being shown, and it not being claimed that the jury, or any member thereof, was improperly influenced or prejudiced by reason of the separation.
Liverpool & L. & G. Ins. Co. v. N. & M. Friedman Co., 133 F. 713 (6th Cir. 1904)